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Secrets at Sunrise

Can this team of wildlife champions save one of the world's rarest parrots from the edge extinction?

Clinging to life in the Western Australian wilderness, lives a bird so critically endangered there are less than 140 remaining. The Western Ground Parrot faces many hurdles if it is to survive the next decade. Wildfire, climate change, habitat loss and predation by feral cats and foxes all threaten.

Yet there is hope! Two teams of scientists and volunteers are battling to restore numbers. One team are working in the field to protect the wild population, while bird breeding specialists at Perth Zoo are desperately trying to establish a captive breeding program, as an insurance against extinction.

But just as things are starting to look up, wildfires tear across the landscape, destroying 90% of their last remaining habitat. In the aftermath, can the team help this extraordinary parrot avert extinction?

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90 minutes / 60 minutes

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