I said that that I'd be publicly posting another page of the obscure animal alphabet book project publicly somewhere near the middle of the alphabet. Guess what... I'm nearing in on the middle!
In all honesty, this was the letter that I couldn't WAIT to do. And I had plans of publicly posting this page since I first started the project.About the Kakapo
Due to conservation efforts, this species is a little less obscure then most of the other animals I try to use for this project, but I've been wanting to use them in the project to spread awareness of this species.
The kakopo (which means "night parrot" in the Maori language) is a large flightless parrot from New Zealand.
There are only about 123 of these birds left in the world and there is a team of people dedicated to saving these animals.
This one in particular wears the clothing patterns and weapons of the Maori people who her species shared their environment with. She even has the Ta Moko tattoos that were worn by the warriors of the Maori tribes. However, unlike the Maori, she is most likely not a cannibal.
If you'd like to learn more about the recovery effort of the Kakapo, visit this website: [link]
If you are interested in purchasing a print of this picture... or the original pencil sketch please send an e-mail or PM. I'm donating all money made from this picture to the Kakapo Recovery Programme.
I will not be releasing any more pictures from the Obscure Animal Alphabet until right before the release of the book.
Character & Image © 2010 Traci Vermeesch-VezinaPlease DO NOT copy, alter, repost, etc without the consent of the artist! Character/Image are NOT public domain!