Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer

A face you won’t forget: marabou storks are enormous, distinctive-looking scavengers found throughout much of Africa.

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Arid, aquatic areas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
10-20 lbs
Height: 4-5 ft

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DIET:
Dead animals, reptiles, fish and insects

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PREDATORS:
Lions, leopards and hyenas

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Large bill

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REPRODUCTION:
1-month incubation; sexually mature at 4 yrs

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
25 yrs in wild

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