It all started with a dream. A of ensuring an endangered species was kept from extinction. That sort of mad-cap enthusiasm is what lead to the front page of Imgur being populated entirely with GIFs of New Zealand bird superstar, Sirocco the kākāpō.

The kākāpō looks like a well-aged owl, is known to smell similar to a musty cupboard and forgets that it can’t fly so runs about the forest floor pretending to take off.

I believe I can fly

I believe I can fly

Image: BBC TWO via imgur

The species is teetering dangerously on the brink of extinction, with only 125 thought to be left. The birds are kept alive by the hardworking hands of wildlife experts, volunteers and donations from the public. Read more…

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Dancing kakapo GIF takes over the Imgur front page; wins all the hearts