Facts About The Kākāpō

When it comes to unique birds, the kākāpō is king. It holds several world records:

A kākāpō in a new home – It’s the heaviest parrot in the world

 

– It’s possibly the longest-lived bird species in the world; the low adult mortality rate suggests a mean life expectancy of 90 years

 

– It’s flightless

 

– It’s the only parrot that has a ‘lek’ breeding system

 

Read on to learn some more about this fascinating bird:

Breeding

Feeding

Getting around

Behaviour

Life cycle

 

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