Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Plains
ABout Marabou Stork

MARABOU STORKS ARE ALWAYS SEEN AND NEVER HEARD BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO VOICE BOX.

Their adaptation of hollow leg and toe bones makes flying easy and effortless. Marabous have a pouch on their throats that is used for courtship, not feeding like you might think. It doesn’t help them when they’re eating fish and insects!

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
5ft tall and weigh up to 19lbs
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Native Region
Africa, Asia and Europe
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Eating Habits
Small mammals, birds, frogs, snakes, fish and insects
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Conservation status
Least Concern
Come see for yourself.

Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.

WHERE ARE THEY AT THE ZOO
The Marabou Stork is located in the Plains Exhibit.
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Additional Experiences
Climb aboard the White River Junction Train Ride for a tour of the "Zoo behind the Zoo."

Riders will enjoy a 10-minute narrated journey and learn about our Plains animals, greenhouse, gardens, the Zoo’s
15,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, maintenance and commissary departments and other behind-the-scenes operations
necessary to run the Zoo. Available mid-March through December, riders will also learn about the Zoo’s animal conservation
mission.