One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's Kakapo, which is a flightless bird. The species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats, stoats, and possum; being hunted as game and for its feathers; and they reproduce only every 3-5 years. For over 100 years New Zealand has made efforts to protect the species. In 1989 it instituted a new recovery program, and now can be seen a slow but steady increase in numbers.
The Adventures Of Milo And Otis (1989) <3 This adorable Japanese film (with narration by Dudley Moore) fits neatly into the animals-get-lost-and-traverse-wilderness-to-get-home category. But it was made with real animals - no special effects or after-the-fact animations. Ages 3+