- one of the world's longest living birds. They can live up to an average of 90 years to a maximum of 120.
- the world's heaviest parrot
- the world's only nocturnal parrot
- a polygynous lek breeder
- a non-flying bird
- a parachutist from trees because it cannot fly
- featured in the documentary from BBC 'Last Chance To See'
- critically endangeredhttp://