The first Polynesian settlers, the Maori, found the kakapo easy to catch, and hunted it for its plumage and meat. The Polynesian dog and rat, which came to New Zealand with the Maori, also preyed on the birds and their eggs. – See more at: http://kakaporecovery.org.nz/decline/#sthash.L4j4JGhi.dpuf
See on kakaporecovery.org.nz
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Horrible.Sometimes I think human beings are cancer of the world 😦