Kakapo are basically dumb Muppets whose potential for hookups (if they can even figure out the right hole to stick it in) is limited to other birds in the immediate vicinity. Fortunately, scientists have found a tech-forward way to overcome this issue and potentially save the species: a spooge drone. Nicknamed the "cloaca courier," the drone ferries kakapo semen from genetically strong males to receptive females in hopes of successful impregnation.
Scientists monitor females for signs of fertility, and when all systems appear to be go, they load up a drone and send it to a female, whereupon she's artificially inseminated by scientists in the field. And the process seems to be working. Thanks to a bumper crop of baby chicks, the kakapo population has reached a 70-year high of about 213 living birds. That's a big waddling step in the right direction.