The kakapo is a unique bird

The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world

  1. It’s flightless
  2. It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
  3. It's possibly the oldest living bird
  4. It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres

And that's just a few things that make kakapo so special!

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The kakapo can only be found in New Zealand and every year countless people from around the world - dozens of hard-working volunteers - give their time and energy trying to save the kakapo from the brink of extinction. Most of the Kakapo Recovery takes place on remote, predator-free islands off southern New Zealand.

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