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Animals Birds

Saddle-billed Stork


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
PROFILE:

Have you ever stood eye-to-eye with a bird? At five feet tall, saddle-billed storks are the tallest of their kind in Africa. Don’t be fooled by their lanky appearance. These birds are skilled predators.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Ciconiiformes (storks, herons, egrets, and their relatives)
NATIVE TO:
Tropical Africa
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 35 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary or found in pairs; occasionally groups of up to 12 individuals are spotted.
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