Saving the Night Parrot of Queensland

Elusive Night Parrot of Australia

The low-flying night parrot was thought to be extinct until spotted again in 2013 by a wildlife photographer John Young. He managed to snap a photo and a video of the rare parrot, which sent the conservation community into frenzy. As a result last week the Australian government approved a 56,000 hectare sanctuary in southwestern

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The Story of Kakapo, the “night parrot”


The Kakapo: A Survivor Story written by Ben Mirin There are few places on earth that could provide hospitable habitat for a nocturnal, flightless parrot that weighs nine pounds (in the bird world, that’s a lot). But until the first humans arrived in New Zealand some 800 years ago, the Kakapo, whose name means “night

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