The cheeky, inquisitive nature of the world's only mountain parrot is well-known throughout New Zealand.

Highly intelligent and social, they learn from their parents and from experience. They love the challenge of taking things apart, which can be a problem if they take a liking to your car or motorbike!

To keep their minds and bodies stimulated, our keepers present their food in unusual ways, such as hidden underground, in a box of stones and leaves or dangling from a branch.

Through the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund, Auckland Zoo supports the conservation efforts of the Kea Conservation Trust.


Cheeky kea

Find out more about these creative and noisy parrots from bird keeper Devon.