Meet the heaviest parrot in the world: the flightless kakapo of New Zealand.
- The kakapo is the heaviest species of parrot in the world.
- Kakapos cannot fly, so move around the forests of New Zealand by climbing trees and skipping along the ground.
- Kakapos can live over 100 years, but only breed every 2 to 5 years.
- In 1995 there were just 51 kakapos left, but captive breeding programmes are helping to save them from extinction.
It’s shortly before dusk in the forests of New Zealand, and a kakapo is emerging from its burrow.
This flightless bird is vulnerable to aerial predators like falcons, so it only comes out as the sun starts to go down.
The kakapo is the heaviest species of parrot in ...
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