There's good news for one of the world's rarest birds, after a successful breeding season saw its numbers boom by 28%. The critically endangered kakapo now has a population of 157, after a record-breaking 34 chicks joined the ranks this year, the New Zealand Herald reports. The rotund, flightless parrots are only found in New Zealand, where they live on three predator-free islands.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
New Zealand kakapo sees bumper breeding season - up to 157!
Wonderful news from New Zealand this year, with Kakapo numbers up to 157. Here's BBC News picked up the story from the NZ Herald and Post.