The kakapo is a big, flightless, nocturnal parrot native to New Zealand. It’s currently critically endangered since it once had no particular natural predators, and missed the lesson about not socializing with humans and dogs. It also carries the hazard of being delicious.
There are a few accounts by early immigrants and settlers detailing it to be a friendly bird when kept as a pet. Currently the kakapo numbers between 100-200 remaining birds, although recent conservation efforts have met some early success.