How the world's fattest parrot came back from the brink

How the world's fattest parrot came back from the brink New Zealand’s kākāpō has long been endangered, but when a deadly fungal disease struck the country’s vets came to the rescueGrowing up in the north of England, Dr James Chatterton was enthralled by the books of the pioneering zookeeper and conservationist Gerald Durrell and dreamed of saving endangered species. Now, on the other side of the world, Chatterton has done just that, helping to bring the world’s fattest parrot back from the brink.Chatterton and his team spent the best part of a year bringing in quarantine conditions and trialling new treatments on the frontline of a killer disease afflicting New… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/14/worlds-fattest-parrot-comeback-from-extinction-aoe