Saddle-Billed Stork
Ephippiorynchus senegalensis

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Range and habitat:
The Saddle-billed stork is found in South African wetlands and around lakes, ponds and rivers south of the Sahara.

Natural diet:
They feed on fish, crustaceans, snakes, small mammals, insects, frogs and even other small birds.

Size / weight range:
Adult Saddle-billed storks are 5 feet tall and weigh about 12-14 pounds They have a wing span of 9 feet. Males are larger and heavier than females.

Interesting facts:
This species is named for the yellow frontal shield on bill, which resembles the seat of a saddle. Females have a bright yellow iris; males' irises are brown.
They are listed as Vulnerable due to pesticides and a loss of habitat due to agriculture.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
Africa! Exhibit

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