The crying pakko replaced its ancestor the pakko. It adapted to eat the salty beach flora and thus thrived. The other herbivores such as the golden pakahe and gliding pakahe could not digest these salty beach flora without getting dehydrated and thus died out. When it has excess salt it will cry it out, thus looking like its crying. Likes its ancestor they will flap their leaves and wiggle their tails in an elaborate mating dance; the flashiest dance will get the mate. Its leaves are too small for it to fly so it will crawl up the "shrooms" using sticky footpads. It will hang upside down on the underside of the "shroom" caps to sleep. Its saber-shaped spikes act as teeth and can rip away the outer surface of the "shroom" caps. During midday they will spread out their leaves to collect sunlight and get a boost of energy for afternoon mating dances.