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The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex, clunozobec africky) from ZOO Prague, Czech republic :nod:
Very rarely kept species of bird! And rarely posted here on dA :giggle:


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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Location: tropical east Africa (Sudan – Tanzania)
Size: body: 120 cm, wing span: 230-260 cm weight: 7 Kg
Diet: fish, reptiles, birds, little mammals
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Interesting facts: its amazing big beak gave this bird a name – in various languages, they are called shoebills, whale-headed storks or boat-beaks | they live in swamps, they inhabit river shores | female lays 2 eggs, both parents take care – they put water on eggs and they spread the wings above the nest to protect the eggs and babies from direct sun | they have unnusual hunting technique, as their beak is very big and heavy | they hunt even crocodiles! | they do not live in groups, they are solitary. Only during mating season, they meet and then they take care for babies | they are very shy | there are only 13 ZOOs in the world which keep shoebills!

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This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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:iconrotten-orange:
rotten-orange Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww! So cute!:love:
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TNBCfer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
WTF IS THAT?!
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AltheLion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
What a handsome face! You'd make a great model good sir!
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black-bird-song Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What an interseting bird.
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MrstickyComics Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Is it just me or is this bird hilarious to look at?
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winglei Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting bird
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JecBro Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this creature is amazing. wow
thanks for sharing this.
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forget-the-sun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Hey dude, I love this picture and used it as a reference here, hope you like it!
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K-OZ-Will Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
One of the few animals that I ever had a nightmare about. Thei're so creepy and tall.
Nice shot ^__^
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thank you :aww: I like them :D
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