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The red-billed hornbills are permanent residents in this part of the world, and always enhance our rides with their presence.

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You can tell a hornbill from afar, either its distinctive beak, gliding flight or high-pitched cry.

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We have both African grey hornbills and the Redbilled hornbills in the area, but the African grey are shier, so the Redbills do most of the posing for us!

Did you know btw that “Zazu”, the character in  The Lion King is a red-billed hornbill?

For more birds around the world, visit World Bird Wednesday!