Last week I was working very hard on a project so I missed my unconventional animal alphabet for the week! K is for knives and a curious parrot called the Kakapo. They are strange and unique creatures, also the rarest and heaviest parrots in the world, weighing up to 8 pounds!! They give off what is described as a powerful, yet pleasant sweet musty scent – very curious to know what that is like.. Kakapos are nocturnal and the only parrots that are flightless, with a life span of around 95 years but living up to 120 years. Unfortunately, they are critically endangered but there are conservation efforts being implemented in which surviving Kakapo are being kept on predator-free islands in New Zealand. You can find out more about that on the Kakapo Recovery website! Oh my goodness, you can actually adopt one if you want! How cute are these guys?
Also, this is a HILARIOUS video from BBC of a Kakapo attempting to mate with the head of a zoologist while Stephen Fry stands by.