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Violet Turaco

Musophaga violacea

NATURAL HABITAT
Violet turacos live in West Africa to Tanzania.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fruit, flowers and arthropods
IN THE ZOO – Fruit, vegetables, berries and grain

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Release feathers when caught as survival technique
  • Have 30 year lifespan
  • Better at running through tree branches than flying
  • Both parents take turns sitting on eggs
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400