Brights zoo is closed December 2nd - December 10th! We will reopen December 11th with Winter hours

  [Bucorvus leadbeateri]
  Habitat: Savannahs, woodlands and grasslands
  Weight: Female 5-10 lbs  Male 7.5-13.5 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 35-40 years
  Incubation Period:
37-43 days
  Number of Young:
  Conservation Status: Vulnerable



  - Live in groups of 2 to 11 individuals and defend a territory of up to 60 miles.
  - Males have a red throat pouch and females have a violet-blue throat pouch.
  - Modified feathers form long eyelashes, which protect their eyes from dust.
  -Males are sometimes considered a nuisance to people because they attack their own reflections in windows
  -The largest Hornbill in the world.
Southern Ground Hornbill Coloring Sheet

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