We’re saddened to share that we recently said goodbye to our 13-year-old female Chilean flamingo,‘Piura’. Pirua had been receiving ongoing care and monitoring for advanced arthritis in her right leg. When the…Read More
We have a new feathered addition to the zoo! ‘Rita’, a male African spoonbill joined our flock in the Rainforest Aviary. He is a recommended breeding match for our female spoonbill, ‘Hazel’. While only time will tell if they are a good pairing, we are hopeful!
The most distinctive feature of African spoonbills is their bill and how it is moved. These birds fish by opening their bill and swishing it back and forth through the water, and snapping it shut when they capture their prey, which is commonly fish and insects.