The Kakapo also known as The Owl Parrot, is the only non-flying member of it's species alive today.

As an island species, they originally had few diurnal predators. Kakapos evolved forest coloured plumage for camouflage and when faced with a threat, they freeze, making it difficult for aerial predators to spot them. However, as humans arrived and started clearing large areas of the kakapo’s habitat, and introducing animals like foxes, cats, stoats, and rats, there was a catastrophic decline in numbers, as the kakapo had never encountered ground dwelling predators before. Due to this, it is one of the most endangered birds in the world. Back in 1995 there were just 51 individuals remaining, and they were confined to four small islands off the coast of New Zealand which had been cleared of predators and are now protected areas.