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
Find out more about the kakapo in this section.