Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri

Lashes on fleek! Small, skinny feathers help protect these birds’ eyes from the sun.

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
5-9 lbs
Length: 40 in

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DIET:
Small mammals, reptiles and insects

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PREDATORS:
Leopards and crocodiles

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Ability to produce loud noises

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 3 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 70 yrs in human care

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