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Ajax the Kea Dog: A working dog's life in the high country

Ajax the Kea Dog: A working dog's life in the high country

The highly illustrated, heartwarming story of conservation heroes, dog Ajax and his handler Corey, who traverse remote parts of the South Island tracking kea nests.

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ISBN 9781760633615
Barcode 9781760633615
Published 24 October 2018 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mosen, Corey
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ISBN-13 9781760633615
ISBN-10 1760633615
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint A&U New Zealand
Publication Date 24 October 2018
International Publication Date 1 February 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mosen, Corey
Category Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Birds & Birdwatching
Farm & Working Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 690g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Kea - Conservation - New Zealand, Human-animal relationships, Kahurangi National Park NZ
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 639.97871
Catalogue Code 940605

Description of this Book

Together, Corey and Ajax traverse the steep high country throughout the South Island searching out kea nests. Their part in the kea conservation effort is essential and both Ajax and Corey can rightly be called conservation heroes. This heart-warming story describes how Ajax was trained to be one of the very few kea detection dogs in the world and tells of his various escapades in the unpredictable wilds of the steep back-country, including flying in helicopters, working in blizzards, heavy rain and dense fog, escaping from angry wasps and sleeping out in the bitter cold. The strong connection between Ajax and Corey has proved vital to their survival and the important work that they do. Ajax is slowing down now and soon his high-country days will be over.

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Author's Bio

Corey Mosen is a wildlife biologist working for the Department of Conservation and specialising in helping to save the endangered kea. He is passionate about conservation and photography, spending most of his holidays volunteering on various conservation projects around the world. He lives in Nelson with Ajax, his wife and twin babies.

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