The Kakapo


The Kakapo is one of the world’s most endangered birds as it is extinct in the wild. It is a flightless bird so it will usually walk to feeding areas or other places. Unlike most birds, this individual bird is non-migrant. It lives near New Zealand on three offshore islands. If it did live in the wild, it would survive around forests or mountains. This species of bird is 64cm or 25 inches and only 2kg which is the similar to 4 ½ lb. The bird eats juices from leaves so it only leaves balls of stringy materials dangling from the plants. Today, there are only about 60 of them left. They are endangered because many predators were hunting them to the brink of extinction.

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