About Kākāpō

 The kākāpō is a unique bird

The kākāpō is one of the rarest parrots in the world:

  • It’s flightless
  • It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
  • It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
  • It has a low-frequency mating boom that can travel several kilometres

And that’s just a few things that make kākāpō so special!

The kākāpō can only be found in New Zealand and every year countless people from around the world – including dozens of hard working volunteers – give their time and energy trying to save the kākāpō from the brink of extinction.

Listen to the kākāpō skraark

Listen to the kākāpō boom

Listen to the kākāpō ching

Further reading

Find out more about the kākāpō in this section.



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