Kakapo Rescue

Kakapo Rescue

Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

Book - 2010
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On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on Earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] :, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,, 2010.
ISBN: 9780618494170
Branch Call Number: J 639.978 MO
Characteristics: 74 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bishop, Nic 1955-- Illustrator


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Nov 01, 2016

I will be visiting New Zealand in 2017 and during some research discovered this interesting native bird. I want to learn more about this flightless giant parrot and love this book. The numbers have increased to approximately 150 birds now, but it is still a struggle to protect the kakapo.

There were only 87 kakapo—an 8-pound, flightless parrots—left alive in the world when Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop went to the island off New Zealand where dedicated volunteers are trying to save this species. Illus. with full-color photographs.

_hollister_ Jun 26, 2012

the kakapo pictures are so cute!!! :D and now I want one for a pet :(

Aug 23, 2010

Who knew such a bird existed? Another New Zealand oddity. Fascinating!


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