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There's a school of thought that says that New Zealand (aka Te Aroha or the Land of the Long White Cloud) started its life in the Caribbean but, with the help continental drift it pursued its big brother, Australia, down around Cape Horn and across the Pacific where it now resides. It is populated by Maoris, immigrant Europeans, and a huge parrot called a kea that can eat cars.

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Ha! I hear that's typical of little brothers - always tagging along!
I thought you were joking about the keas (I love parrots), until I checked out a YouTube video of them actually eating a car! And picking at shoes, of course, but that I've seen lots of times.
Hilarious! Love that spectacular beak, but their big feet are the best.
Thanks for the laugh. Wish we had them here in the US .. Or maybe not. My car would be toast.
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They remind me of that MASH episode when Max Klinger tried to eat a jeep.
I didn't expect anyone to believe it. Thanks for checking. :-)
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Hee ... Who could resist that?
Honestly!!
I've been showing it to people all day.
Plus we checked out the BBC1 Attenborough vids where they were testing the kea's intelligence -- One smart bird!!!
I kinda oooged when they hunted and killed a baby bird -- but that's reality for ya. Not all fluffy all the time. :/
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Aha, had forgotten that MASH episode. Funny one!
But Klinger's beak, while impressive, was not nearly as cute as the keas!
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If I remember correctly they tend to eat the rubber bits and anything protruding, like windscreen wipers. They've probably had their fill of tyres, too.
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Quite a trouble shooter this Kea, glad it isn't in the Caribbean! Enough trouble withthe Rats in my car wiring..:(.
Here one is working at getting to that tyre! Wow! Determined and smart!
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=OMLpPoOeays&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DOMLpPoOeays
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Mean little beggars, aren't they?
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Sure are! Are they noisy also? would fit! Grrrrr!
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I think they're amazing and cute.
I admit I'm relieved we don't have them here. I'd be so torn.
On one hand, I'd love to build treat contraptions for them to figure out and watch them play.
On the other hand, I might want to cook them for dinner after they dismantled my Stuff, particularly the satellite dish!
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I assume, but am not sure, that the field of zoology actually includes "intelligence" in its list of things that species compete with, like speed, strength, eyesight, hearing, body weapons/defense, etc.
There are some species globally that are already picking at our intelligence "supremacy", obviously.

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With you on the "curiousity" on these birds, they are amazing in that way!
LoL on "eating"!!
While animal intelligence as a part of the study of Zoology has become more and more a integrated part of cirriculums, the day of a major in "Animal Intelligence"
has yet to arrive. Can't be long in coming though, there are allready so many studies with "Animal Behaviour" at it's core, of which the main focus is Intelligence. Think a big hold up in it's advancement is the irrational religious
dogma that only a Human qualifies "as having been endowed with Reason by god". Pure science, thank goodness doesn't see it that way, and has no issues with our misguide ideas of "supremacy" as you noted.:).
Interesting article;http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323869604578370574285382756.html.
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Can you post that link again?
Just by itself, with no other comment?
I tried typing it into my browser, but with all the numbers it was like trying to type Pi to the 37th decimal place.
:D
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That IS really loooong, tried getting to a shorter version, but seems that's the Wall Street Journals numbering in link, unless maybe I subscribe to the paper..
Thought about it, I used to enjoy the Sunday edition in particular, but as much reading as I have to catch up on...sure don't need to get wrapped up in a daily edition of one more paper! Ha,ha.
Hope that works!:).
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No, it is in the Pacific, between the Pacific and the Tasman Sea off the coast of Australia

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NO! New Zealand is near Australia and Caribbean is near Florida! They are both on the separate corners of the world!

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It's very far away from the Caribbean.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NZL_orthographic_NaturalEarth.svg
Another one map :)

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Nooo. Good grief! Are they not teaching you children ANYTHING in school????? New Zealand is way down by Australia in the South Pacific! Thousands of miles from the Carribean.

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No. Caribbean is a tropical place.

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Yes they are right next to each other now go give your public school teacher an apple!

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Nope nope.
It's a small group of large islands lurking SE of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Full of very interesting things, animals and people.
See Dodgy's answer.
Btw, you made me wonder where "old" Zealand was, since the name New Zealand came from immigrants. Apparently it's a corner of the Netherlands, also made up of large islands and ocean. The region is called Zeeland, which means "sea land" in English.

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Yup, used to be a lot more islands in Nieuw Zeeland, before they built the Dijk(Dike) and Dam, systems and reclaimed some. And also a huge part of the IJ, which even when I was a kid was this really huge inner harbour/lake system.. now there's Apartments(lived in one for a while) and homes, along with lots of farms.
Very interesting to see the massive intricate system they built out there!:-).
National Geographic did a great program on it, in their Mega Structures series;
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=yAoPphN4TOU.
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The "Nieuw", stands for all the New reclaimed lands.:).
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Amazing! Astonishing what humans can do. Beavers got nothin' on us.
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No it isnt in the Caribbean its so far away now who's is your teacher anyway someone needs to get fired

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