The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:
• It’s flightless
• It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
• It's possibly the oldest living bird and
• It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
And that's just a few things that make kakapo so special!
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.