Kākāpō for Bird of the Year!
By Eunie from Rototuna Primary School
Did you know that there are less than 160 kākāpō in New Zealand? That’s why you MUST vote for the kākāpō.
Kākāpō are endangered. Stoats and rats have invaded Stewart island, Maud Island, Anchor Island, and Codfish Island. People may not know this but stoats actually kill adult kākāpō. Rats eat kākāpō eggs by cracking open the egg with their sharp claws.
Kākāpō have no relatives, although it’s a night parrot. Not even parrots! Or any other bird people can think of. That’s why kākāpō are different and unique.
Voting for kākāpō is a great way to make them feel better, and that’s why I think the kākāpō MUST be the Bird of the Year.