New Zealand's most famous kakapo has proved that size is not everything after a YouTube video featuring the critically endangered bird received more than one million hits over the weekend.
Sirocco the kakapo shot to fame after he was caught on camera
mating with a zoologists head during the BBC series Last Chance to
See and has gained a huge online following from around the world
Sirocco now has 4,000 friends on Facebook, who regularly post messages of support and more than 2,000 followers on Twitter.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is new to the social media world, but it seems to have helped connect people to New Zealand's natural heritage.
DOC spokeswoman Nic Vallance says it is great to know that people all over the world are interested in New Zealand's precious wildlife.
More than $3,000 has been donated towards the Kakapo Recovery
Programme in the past week alone, thanks in large to Sirocco.
You can also watch our Meet the Locals video of Sirocco here .