kakapo

By Kristin Arakawa It’s flightless. It’s nocturnal. It’s the world’s heaviest parrot. It’s possibly the world’s oldest living bird. It has a low-frequency mating ‘boom’ that can travel several kilometers. It has a sweet scent, similar to honey. This is how the New Zealand Department of Conservation describes the Kākāpō, a charismatic parrot species found…

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The votes are in—and the public has chosen the deep-sea blobfish to represent endangered ugly animals everywhere. The sagging, gelatinous creature is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes. Simon Watt, biologist and President for Life of the England-based…

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The votes are in—and the public has chosen the deep-sea blobfish to represent endangered ugly animals everywhere. The sagging, gelatinous creature is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes. Simon Watt, biologist and President for Life of the England-based…

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