The Kakapo is the largest of the parrot species that is in danger of being extinct.
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Kakapo Parrot. One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo.
Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats.

Kakapo Parrot. One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats.

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"Kuia, the most precious female kakapo of all, carries the precious Fiordland genes of her father Richard Henry" via Kakapo Advocacy

"Kuia, the most precious female kakapo of all, carries the precious Fiordland genes of her father Richard Henry" via Kakapo Advocacy

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Kakapo: rare bird of New Zealand. There are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning “night parrot.”

Kakapo: rare bird of New Zealand. There are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning “night parrot.”

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Super cool ground Parrot off the coast of New Zealand! Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds. Facinating!

Super cool ground Parrot off the coast of New Zealand! Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds. Facinating!

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The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

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This chubby little bird from New Zealand is called the Kakapo-the world's only flightless parrot.

This chubby little bird from New Zealand is called the Kakapo-the world's only flightless parrot.

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Sirocco the kakapo in the daylight. A rare opportunity. They are a nocturnal species, but he came out to see us.  Per Wikipedia, also called night parrot or owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand.[3] It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length.

Sirocco the kakapo in the daylight. A rare opportunity. They are a nocturnal species, but he came out to see us. Per Wikipedia, also called night parrot or owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand.[3] It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length.

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A rare green kakapo parrot and chick on New Zealand's Codfish Island
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