Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Update on shoebill stork baby

The baby stork has gotten big.

One of the parents.

The african shoebill stork that was born on Christmas day at Lowry Park zoo is now almost 4 months old. It now looks almost like an adult. His (or her) feathers are darker than the parent's and the beak looks clean compared to the adult's marked up beak. It stood up for a few minutes while I was there and then sat back down again. This is 2nd baby shoebill to be born in captivity and the first in the US. It looks like it's going to be a great stork. Hopefully the parents can do this again next year. While I was leaving the zoo a flock of white pelicans were flying high up in the sky. I was able to snap the below picture as the birds were probably flying up north (maybe Canada) for the summer.

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