Kakapo also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand. It is also possibly one of the world’s longest-living birds.
The common ancestor of the Kakapo and the genus Nestor became isolated from the remaining parrot species when New Zealand broke off from Gondwana, around 82 million years ago. In the absence of mammalian predators, it lost the ability to fly. Because of Polynesian and European colonisation and the introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats, the Kakapo was almost wiped out.
The Kakapo is critically endangered; as of February 2012, only 126 living individuals are known.
my one dream in life before i die: to hold a kakapo. and cuddle with it. i’m serious i can’t comprehend its cuteness, it’s too much…..