About Kakapo

 The kakapo is a unique bird

 The kakapo 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 kakapo so special!

 The kakapo 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 kakapo from the brink of extinction.

Listen to the kakapo skraark

Listen to the kakapo boom

Listen to the kakapo ching

 

Further reading

Find out more about the kakapo in this section.

 

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