Fat, flightless kakapo hit by fungal infection

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The population reached a nadir last century when numbers of living parrots hit just 50, thanks to predation by introduced species. They have bounced back due to isolated, predator-free islands.

The birds typically only mate every two to four years when the native rimu trees are full of fruit.

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Sumber: Sindonews