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This Amazing Dog Helps to Save Endangered Parrots

Ajax is a highly-trained border collie who helps locate New Zealand’s endangered kea. This elusive alpine parrot lives in some of the most remote regions of the country’s South Island. Together with Corey, his human sidekick, Ajax searches for kea nests to help monitor the population of the species. Director Michael Weatherall highlights the conservation duo and their efforts to save the world's only mountain parrot.

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