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Scarlet Ibis

Eudocimus ruber

NATURAL HABITAT
The Scarlet Ibis lives in mudflats, estuaries, shorelines and shallow bay areas.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Crustaceans, mollusks, fish, insects, frogs and small snakes
IN THE ZOO – Meat, fish, insects and grain

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Live up to 20 years
  • Males and females guard the nest and help feed the chicks
  • Curved, slender bill allows them to probe into water, mud or grass for food
  • Fly in v-formation to decrease wind resistance for trailing birds, similar to the technique of drafting in car racing
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400