Kākāpō

Conservation status
In serious trouble

Our most exquisitely perfumed bird. It’s like its feathers have been dipped in a musky array of essential oils that could come straight from a Middle Eastern perfumier. We’re all cheering as it waddles back from the brink of extinction. The kākāpō was even endorsed by Stephen Fry.

Campaign Manager

Gus Jessep

Winner of 2020 BOTY, back to keep the competition in check.

Cartoon of a kakapo wearing a blue suit with a top hat
Kākāpō

Photo: © Jake Osborne