Hammerkop

Scopus umbretta

NATURAL HABITAT
Hammerkops live in South and Central Africa.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Frogs, fish, invertebrates
IN THE ZOO – Fish, meat

FASCINATING FACTS

  • There are many legends surrounding hammerkops
  • Make 3-tiered nests that can be strong enough to hold a human
  • Stand on hippos to look for frogs to eat
  • Smallest African stork
  • Shape of their head gave them their name
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400