Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans

The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them.

Recommended Listening
One of our favorite new podcasts of 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news from one of the world’s favourite birds – New Zealand’s rare flightless parrot, the kākāpō. Presented by Alison Ballance (@AlisonBallance).

Elsewhere on the Web
Recovery efforts – DOC
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Headlines
How a dud became a stud

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Photos
Sinbad Strigops habroptilus (Kākāpō)

Wikipedia
Kakapo

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