You've probably never heard of a Kakapo but this amazing and rare bird is one of the most endangered species of parrot in the world. 

                       Meet a Kakapo, the world's only flightless parrot.

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As a matter of fact there are only 125 known living individuals on the planet!! Also called an "owl parrot", they live in New Zealand where their numbers are rapidly dwindling.

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So when Lisa Kakapo, the mother of the egg, accidentally sat on the egg and cracked it - scientists leaped into action.

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They gently and methodically placed a special adhesive on the shell to hold it in place so that the baby can grow in the egg till it was ready to come out.

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Then suddenly, and miraculously, the little guy broke through the shell on February 28th 2014. A Pices is born!!

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What a face.

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Mother and child are resting comfortably.



Kakapo recovery is an organization dedicated to saving the lives of this dying species. If you would like to make a donation to this incredible organization please do so here.

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