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Kakapo Rescue

Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

Montgomery, Sy

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Kakapo Rescue
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On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.

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Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2010.
ISBN: 0618494170
9780618494170
Characteristics: 73 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bishop, Nic 1955-

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There were only 87 kakapo—an 8-pound, flightless parrots—left alive in the world when Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop went to the island off New Zealand where dedicated volunteers are trying to save this species. Illus. with full-color photographs.

Jun 26, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the kakapo pictures are so cute!!! :D and now I want one for a pet :(

Aug 23, 2010
  • miranda57 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Who knew such a bird existed? Another New Zealand oddity. Fascinating!

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