An Amazing Comeback for the Kākāpō Parrot – #WATWB

A second chance is always warranted, right? Good news! This week, we’ve found a great story to bring you about the encouraging comeback of the kākāpō parrot, a chubby, dancing (yes, you read that right), flightless bird that has been on the verge of extinction for quite some time.

Drawing of a Kākāpō Parrot by Pixabay user Vesnet

Due to various factors such as predators and limited breeding windows, the parrots were down to around 50 birds in 1995. Read all about them and how an amazing recovery team has worked to replenish their numbers in an interesting and informative article by reporter Samantha Michaels here.

Be sure to check out the amusing videos and photos of the beautiful birds in the article, too. Several will surely give you a chuckle and brighten your day!

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  1. Belinda Witzenhausen on August 30, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Fantastic, they are stunning! Hopefully they will be able to help many more species make a comeback. Great post! Thanks so much for being a part of #WATWB #InDarknessBeLight

    • Lizbeth Hartz on September 2, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Yes, aren’t they amazing! Thanks for your kind words, comments like yours make my day. I’m so happy to be a part of positive #WATWB.

  2. Shilpa Garg on August 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    How cute are these owl parrots! It’s wonderful that the conservation efforts for these birds is successful. Thanks for sharing this fabulous story, Lizbeth!

  3. Hilary on September 2, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Hi Lizbeth – aren’t they extraordinary ‘owl parrots’ … and yes a wonderful story about conservation of this species … too funny … so interesting – cheers Hilary

    • Lizbeth Hartz on September 2, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Hi Hilary,

      Yes, your comment went through, but my reply didn’t a few minutes ago! Anyway, thanks for writing, and I agree, so funny and interesting. That photographer sure did have a sense of humor, didn’t he? I’m thankful for conservationists. Thanks for writing and following up, Hilary.

  4. Hilary on September 2, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Checking … did my comment go through …

  5. Lizbeth Hartz on September 2, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for writing, Shilpa. Yes, aren’t they darling? (Even the photographer with the bloodied head seemed to think so:)