Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber

Look like anyone you know? These crimson beauties are closely related to the white and glossy ibises found right here in our backyard!

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ORIGIN:
Northern South Africa

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HABITAT:
Mud flats, swamps and mangroves

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-3 lbs
Length: 2 ft

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DIET:
Crabs, crayfish, frogs and insects

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PREDATORS:
Jaguars and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Produce warning calls when threatened

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REPRODUCTION:
20-day incubation; independent by 75 days

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THREATS:
Collection for the pet trade, habitat loss and pollution

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
33 years in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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