Kakapo

kakapo night parrot owl parrot Strigops habroptilus large flightless nocturnal ground-dwelling bird endemic New Zealand maori culture IUCN critically endangered predators conservation recovery program

kakapo night parrot owl parrot Strigops habroptilus large flightless nocturnal ground-dwelling bird endemic New Zealand maori culture IUCN critically endangered predators conservation recovery program

 

Kakapo – the owl parrot is a large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot endemic to New-Zealand. Polynesian and European colonisation and the introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats almost wiped out the kakapo, only a tiny population on three offshore islands survived. The species has been listed as critically endangered since 2000.

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