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.
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.
So when Lisa Kakapo, the mother of the egg, accidentally sat on the egg and cracked it - scientists leaped into action.
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.
Then suddenly, and miraculously, the little guy broke through the shell on February 28th 2014. A Pices is born!!
What a face.
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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