What are Moss chickens? Kākāpō, nicknamed moss chickens, are large, flightless, ground-dwelling, nocturnal parrots native to New Zealand. They’re incredibly unique birds and also endangered — so everyone at the hospital keeps a close eye on the kākāpō in the area, especially the babies.
Are Kakapos extinct? The kākāpō is critically-endangered; the total known adult population is 252 living individuals, all of which are named and tagged, confined to four small islands off the coast of New Zealand that have been cleared of predators.
How long does a kākāpō live?
Why are Kakapos flightless? They also have very little wings. So, Kakapo are flightless These birds evolved to be flightless by filling a specific ecological niche on an island with no predators. So, when predators were introduce by humans to the island, the Kakapo and many other of New Zealand’s flightless birds were destroyed.