No Dodo

New Scientist features the Kakapo’s claw-back from the brink of extinction: “What’s green, nocturnal, looks like an owl, smells sweet and fruity, and makes strange noises from growls and “skrarks” to metallic “chings” and deep resonant booms? The answer is the kakapo, New Zealand’s extraordinary giant parrot. Before people reached New Zealand a thousand years ago, there were millions of kakapo. By 1995, there were only 50 left. But this year the kakapo staged an astonishing comeback.”


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