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There are only around 100 kākāpō left in the world; find out what makes them so special.
View the Sirocco the kākāpō video
(4 minute clip on TVNZ video player)
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The kākāpō (night parrot) is one of New Zealand’s unique treasures with fewer than 160 known surviving birds. It is listed internationally as a critically endangered species.
Meet Sirocco – a charismatic kākāpō, national treasure, and media superstar. He's also New Zealand's official Spokesbird for conservation.