Endangered New Zealand Kakapo population boosted by record number of chicks

Kakapo parrot chicks are seen in this undated social media photo obtained April 18, 2019, in an undisclosed location in New Zealand. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION NEW ZEALAND/ via REUTERS.

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A record number of endangered flightless Kakapo birds have hatched during New Zealand’s unusually long 2019 breeding season, dramatically boosting the numbers of the rare native parrot. More than 70 chicks have been born, according to New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC). Though not all are expected to make it to adulthood, […]

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