Alphabet Snack: “K” is for Kakapo

The endangered Kakapo is the world’s rarest and heaviest parrot.

KAKAPO


~ Bread ~ Ham ~ Cheese ~ Lettuce ~ Pecan ~
~ Marshmallow ~ Mini Choc Chips ~

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KAKAPO

{ He looks more like an owl than a parrot!! }

KAKAPO NUMMIE

Cut the sides off of a piece of bread for the wings.  Round off the top of the bread for the head.  Layer lunch meat and cheese on the bread.  Cut lettuce to shape for the body and wings.  Cut a mini marshmallow in half for the eyes and mini choc chips for the pupils.  Cut a pecan (or any other nut) for the beak.

INTERESTING FACTS

1. The Kakapo is the only flightless and nocturnal (active at night) parrot.

2. There are only a handful of Kakapos left in the world.  They have been relocated from New Zealand to 6 different predator free islands, where they are safe.

3. They have a distinct musty smell that gives away it’s whereabouts to dogs and other predators, which is why there are only a few left.

4. The male Kakapo will inflate like a balloon and release a low sonic boom during breeding season.

5. They can’t fly, but have been known to climb trees and use their large wings as a parachute to get down.

MORE INFO

Fact Sheet for Kids

Fantastic Article

Kakapo Recovery

The Fabulous Kakapo

KAKAPO FUN

Coloring Page

Pictures and Videos

{ Aren’t those babies adorable?? }

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~ Bon Ap[petite] ~

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