Shoebill - Giant Peculiar Bird of Africa



Also known as the "whalehead" or "shoe-billed stork" because of its similar appearance to the baby bringing bird, the shoebill is a large bird that lives all across tropical Africa. With a distribution that covers Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania; and with isolated populations in places like Kenya, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Botswana. It is not very closely related to the stork, but closer to pelicans and herons.


Zebra - Why White with Black Stripes?


mountain zebras


Members of the equid (horse) family, zebras are any member of three different species who all can be identified by their distinctive black and white striped pattern.




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