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

Corey Mosen


A&U New Zealand

Conservation of wildlife & habitats;
Wildlife: birds & birdwatching;
Farm & working animals


300 pages

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Together, Corey and Ajax travel through 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.

By:   Corey Mosen
Imprint:   A&U New Zealand
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   690g
ISBN:   9781760633615
ISBN 10:   1760633615
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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