Thought I’d share a few more interesting birds with you.
First up is the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill. This bird is not just another pretty face; it stole my heart and I’d have brought it home if they’d let me! When I walked up to their enclosure, one came to greet me, and leaned into the fence so I could rub its neck. Love at first sight!
Trumpeter Swans are the largest waterfowl species in North America. Average weight is 21-30 pounds, but a large male may weigh as much as 35. Their wingspan is over seven feet, and an adult will stand four feet tall. They mate for life, and often live 20-30 years.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few more unusual feathered friends.