By John (age 13)
There are these big green birds called kākāpō. They can’t fly, but they have really strong legs. They sleep in the day and they’re active in the night.
They are one of the world’s heaviest birds. The male kākāpō can be as heavy as 4kgs.
Kākāpō can live up to 95 years which makes them one of the oldest living birds in the world, and they live in the wetter parts in the South Island.
These friendly birds are endangered. As of May 2020, around 209 kākāpō are left in New Zealand. But, there is a Kākāpō Recovery Plan, and people are helping to save kākāpō from cats, rats, and stoats. One way you can help by donating to the Kākāpō Recovery Team.