Unlike most parrots, the kea is adapted to a non-tropical mountain climate and will eat nearly anything edible. Famous for its curiosity and playfulness, the kea has been known to cause quite a bit of damage to the sealing around car windows and windshield wipers with its long, sharp beak.
The Zoo cares for the largest group of kea – a highly intelligent mountain parrot from New Zealand – in North America and is committed to the conservation of this species.
Did you know?
Some scientists even think that kea might be as smart as a 4 year old child! That's pretty smart.