Kakapo love

This is my favorite Post-It I did for the Post-It Show 4 in 2009.

The set I did that year revolved around drawings of animals. Every couple months there is a new “hot” animal that everyone falls in love with and becomes obsessed with. I am not talking about the perennial favorites of cats, dogs, and red pandas; but more exotic creatures like owls, hedgehogs,tapirs, slow loris, sloths, and so on.

In the fall of 2009 the world got to know a very friendly Kakapo named Sirocco thanks to this clip from Stephen Fry’s Last Chance to See (BBC).

I fell in love with Kakapos, they are the avian equivalent of pandas: cute and a little useless. My boyfriend and I would randomly reference the video (“Look, he’s so happy.”) and have a great laugh over it. He even ordered a plush Kakapo (with squeaker!) from New Zealand which still makes me very happy.

More links:
Kakapo Recovery
Wikipedia
Sirocco on Facebook
Last Chance to See on BBC

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