Hornbills
Hornbills
Flights of Fancy
ABout Hornbills

THESE CARNIVOROUS BIRDS HAVE SUPER STRONG BEAKS THAT HELP THEM BORE INTO THE GROUND, LOGS AND OTHER OBJECTS TO FIND FOOD.

Eastern yellow hornbills team up with mongooses to gather food! Hornbills have large, curved bills, long eyelashes, and dark eyes.

Who’s at the Zoo

Eastern yellow-billed hornbills and Southern ground hornbills

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Facts & Statistics
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Average Size
Up to 33 inches tall and weigh up to 13 pounds
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Native Region
Philippines, India, Africa, China, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia
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Eating Habits
Fruit and insects
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Conservation Status
Southern ground hornbills: Vulnerable, Eastern yellow hornbills: Least Concern
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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 Hornbills are located in the Flights of Fancy.
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Additional Experiences
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Fly over to Flights of Fancy to check out our incredible Southern Ground Hornbills!

Discover the problem-solving abilities of these amazing animals both at the Zoo and in the wild. Although this bird hails from southern Africa, it shares conservation threats with many of our own native birds of prey. Learn what you can do to help save birds while our hornbills enjoy some enrichment!