This is a real taxidermied Kea!
Kea are highly intelligent, New Zealand endemic, birds and the world’s only alpine parrot! Nesting in burrows and crevices in tree roots, they are known for problem solving and the preparation (and utilization) of tools.
This bird was born in captivity and passed of natural causes.
THIS MOUNT IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVE IN CANADA.
These cheeky critters (often called “Clowns of the Mountains”) are notorious for stripping all of the rubber off of cars, stealing from people’s backpacks and flying away with unguarded items.
They are endangered in New Zealand - the victim of a poorly thought out bounty that plummeted their population from 150,000 individuals to below 5,000. Their numbers have been increasing since 1986 when they became protected.