An eccentric auntie, who treats everyone like her own grandkids. She has a gift for knitting, but none for discerning others' motives! As a result, she is easily manipulated.
Auntie Kakapo Fact 1
The Kakapo is the world's only flightless parrot. It is also the heaviest parrot, weighing anywhere from 2 to 9 pounds!
Auntie Kakapo Fact 2
The average Kakapo can live to the ripe old age of 95! Their maximum life expectancy is about 120 years, making them one of the world's longest living birds.
Auntie Kakapo Fact 3
Kakapo's are important to the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. According to their traditional folklore, the bird has the ability to predict the future!
Auntie Kakapo Fact 4
Kakapos have a pleasant and powerful odor that may be a form of communication between bird buddies. Unfortunately, predators use their scent to find them as well!
Auntie Kakapo Conservation
Kakapos were almost wiped out by colonization and the introduction of predators, such as rats, cats, and ferrets. Today only about 150 remain in the wild, so few that all of them have names! This one is named "Stella".