Kakapo Brought Back from the Brink

Flightless and slow-moving, New Zealand’s kakapo parrot is on the verge of extinction. But a mammoth conservation effort stretching back decades is offering hope for one of the world’s rarest birds, lifting its numbers from about 50 in 1990 to 126 this year.

New Zealand's Kakapo Brought Back from the Brink

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Magdalena J.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!

Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago


nairategev nairategev

I'm glad, although I'm not from NZ and probably I'll never get a chance to go there.

Dale Overall

Fascinating bird, glad to see some small progress is being made in saving this species.

Since both foxes and cats were introduced to Australia by human bipeds one can't really blame either species since man is responsible for their introduction. Glad that no one has gotten around to dumping penguins in the Arctic regions but one never knows.

Monica D.
Monica D5 years ago

Thank you. It is such a shame that so many species are endangered due to human actions. It can take enormous effort to reverse even part of this damage.

Pushpraj Singh
Pushpraj Singh5 years ago


Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson5 years ago

Thanks for sharing the story.

Sarah M.
Sarah M5 years ago

Oh my! What a cutie!

Biby C.
Biby C5 years ago

One of the cutest birds I've ever seen. I was hoping to see one when I went on a trekking trip to New Zealand last year, but, of course, being such a rare bird, I knew even then that's too much to ask for!

Carole R.
Carole R5 years ago

Such good news! :0)