The Kakapo, or Owl Parrot, is a large flightless parrot that is endemic to New Zealand. It is critically endangered; as of April 2009 there were only 125 living individuals known.
Historically, the bird has been important to the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, appearing in many of their traditional legends and folklore.
From IUCN Red List
The Kakapo is listed as Critically Endangered
on the IUCN Red List
and was last assessed in 2015 by BirdLife International. This species only survives as a tiny population on four offshore islands. With the instigation of intensive management in 1995, numbers are now increasing, but the population trend over the last three generations has still been extremely rapid; it therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.