Meet Our Animals > Southern Ground Hornbill
Quick Facts
Native to Southern and central Africa, in grasslands and scrublands
Primary Diet Rodents, snakes, lizards, frogs, bird eggs, nestling birds, and insects
Adult Weight 5 to 9 pounds
Lifespan Up to 70 years years
Status Vulnerable

Southern Ground Hornbill

In their small social groups, dominant males typically earn the rights to most breeding, but all members of the group cooperate to raise the offspring. Female chicks leave the group after about two years, while the young males remain for about 10 years.


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