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

All hope is not lost for this quirky bird thanks to conservation efforts. The Kakapo Recovery conservation program combines the efforts of scientists, rangers and volunteers with the aim of establishing at least two managed populations, and another self-sustaining population in the protected habitat. The team recently announced its second most successful breeding season on record, with the population reaching 216 birds after 55 chicks survived to become juveniles this year. This soars the kakapo’s population to its highest number in almost 50 years!