Friday, July 07, 2006

KAKAPO PARROTS - Interesting Thing of the Day

A very nice feature on the Kakapo Parrot as the Interesting Thing of the Day.
I’ve always been a sucker for endangered species—especially cute and comical endangered species. There aren’t that many of them—at least not anymore. But you’ve got to feel for an animal that spent many happy millennia peacefully minding its own business until humans came along. In this case, we’re talking about a silly-looking bird that had the misfortune of evolving in such a safe area that it lost (or never developed) most of the traits that could have enabled it to defend itself.

The page also links to the Kakapo ARKive page which we've mentioned before. Has some very nice video clips of the Kakapo in action.

1 comment:

Stefan said...

great article, thanks :)