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
Find out more about the kākāpō in this section.