Waldrapp Ibis (a.k.a. Northern Bald Ibis)
Geronticus eremita

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Range and habitat:
The Waldrapp ibis lives in the arid plains and plateaus of northern Africa.

Natural diet:
Itsd diet consists mainly of insects and small reptiles, but it may also include frogs, fish and vegetable matter (berries, aquatic plants, and young shoots), among other things.

Size / weight range:
The Waldrapp ibis reaches 70-80 cm (about 2.5 feet) and weighs about 2.5 to 3 pounds.

Interesting facts:
The Waldrapp ibis was considered sacred in Ancient Egypt, although it is now listed as an endangered species. The Toledo Zoo participates in a Species Survival Plan (SSP), working with institutions around the the country to ensure a healthy and genetically diverse population in American zoos.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
Near the entrance to the elephant building in the African Savanna

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