Reel Earth 13: 5th Sept 8pm
Love in Cold Blood Jane Adcroft & Carla Braun-Elwert :: NZ :: 2009 :: 25 mins An enchanting love story of the slow courtship of Mildred and Henry, two elderly tuatara in the Southland Museum. After forty years they finally decide to mate at the ripe young ages of 80 and 111 years. Their partnership means a lot, not only for the dedicated people who care for these rare animals but for the survival of this ancient and iconic species. The Unnatural History of the Kakapo Scott Mouat :: NZ :: 2009 :: 77 mins Sometimes funny, sometimes emotionally difficult, but always gripping, this wonderful film portrays the story of one of New Zealand's most internationally famous conservation successes and the people who confronted the apparent inevitability of this magnificent bird's extinction. The combination of careful thought, good science and a skilled and passionate team identified the problem, worked out what to do about it and put their plans into action. The result was the most successful breeding season on record. Now, extinction is optional.
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