The Kakapo is the largest of the parrot species that is in danger of being extinct.
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The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

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"Kuia, the most precious female kakapo of all, carries the precious Fiordland genes of her father Richard Henry" via Kakapo Advocacy

"Kuia, the most precious female kakapo of all, carries the precious Fiordland genes of her father Richard Henry" via Kakapo Advocacy

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Kakapo: rare bird of NZ: only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the Maori language, meaning “night parrot”

Kakapo: rare bird of NZ: only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the Maori language, meaning “night parrot”

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# Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

# Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

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Feathers of the flightless kakapo are being flown around the world as part of a Massey biologist’s quest to understand the role of the critically endangered native parrot’s sense of smell and the power of male feather fragrance on breeding behaviour.

Feathers of the flightless kakapo are being flown around the world as part of a Massey biologist’s quest to understand the role of the critically endangered native parrot’s sense of smell and the power of male feather fragrance on breeding behaviour.

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Super cool ground Parrot off the coast of New Zealand! Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds.

Super cool ground Parrot off the coast of New Zealand! Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds.

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Kakapo Parrot. One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo.  Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats. PLEASE KEEP THEM SAFE xxxx

Kakapo Parrot. One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats. PLEASE KEEP THEM SAFE xxxx

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The Kakapo is a relatively large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, a population of 130 remaining is estimated. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

The Kakapo is a relatively large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, a population of 130 remaining is estimated. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

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A rare green kakapo parrot and chick on New Zealand's Codfish Island
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