The Kakapo is the world’s largest and rarest parrot. With the population fewer than 150, the Kakapo are still at their highest numbers since 1979. The parrot is a New Zealand icon with a lengthy story. Thanks to our understanding of the physiology and evolutionary processes of the Kakapo, we have been successful in preventing the Kakapo from becoming extinct. This extensive scientific report tells this tale with detail, elegance, and heart.
Designed at Massey University, Wellington