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Meet the Kakapo – the most extraordinary parrot in the world!

This bird native to New Zealand weighs almost four kilos and is the heaviest parrot in the world. Unfortunately, Kakapo is on the edge of extinction: currently, there only one hundred and fifty individuals.


Though the species has wings, it cannot fly and climbs trees instead to get tasty fruit. The bird is unlike other parrots for several other reasons as well. For example, it breeds very slowly mostly because female birds can lay eggs only once in five years!

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Sonny Porter
Sonny Porter
When can I view it in the US
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Jan 31, 2016 10:43PM
Annette McConnell
Annette McConnell
NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION, REALLY SLOW IN LOADING AND THE PICTURE DIDN'T GIVE A GOOD VIEW OF THE BIRD.
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Feb 4, 2016 9:21PM
danny powell
Wonder if this Polly would like a crcker?
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Feb 4, 2016 9:32PM
Paul Sterling
Paul Sterling
said it wasn,t available in this country???????
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Feb 4, 2016 9:51PM
Mae Leslie
Mae Leslie
Very interesting.
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Feb 4, 2016 9:54PM
bfileger
I agree. It was a very poor post.
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Feb 4, 2016 10:34PM
Robert Bienenfeld
Robert Bienenfeld
We must protect and breed this bird, so population, is well over 1000. Im sure it can be done, and must be done.
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Feb 4, 2016 11:33PM
Jane Coburn
Did view it and for once without constant buffering. If you want to know more about these lovely parrots look them up on Wikipedia or YouTube.
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Feb 5, 2016 11:52AM
Nanci Rauch
Nanci Rauch
love watching this bird skip
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Feb 5, 2016 4:08PM
Dennis McCreedy
Dennis McCreedy
1 clip says they're only 19 left another declares there r 159 which is right and why r they dieing out!
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Feb 6, 2016 1:22AM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
I am going to New Zealand in December. I hope to see them in the zoo!
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Feb 8, 2016 1:47AM
Cheryl Council
Cheryl Council
Yes,interesting.
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Feb 10, 2016 1:27AM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
Maybe the poor thing starves to death.
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Feb 15, 2016 8:13PM
Robert Weltzien
I wonder if they are kept as pets and if there are any captive breeding programs for the poor things?
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Mar 20, 2016 2:57PM
Zach Ward
Zach Ward
Yeah it's going the way of the dinosaurs fairly quickly it would seem. I'm actually surprised that it isn't extinct yet.
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Jun 5, 2016 4:49AM

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