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Saddle-billed stork

Saddle-billed stork
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis / Saddle-billed stork

Saddle-billed stork
Habitat
Large wetlands
Continent
Africa
Food
Fish, but also other vertebrates and invertebrates
Gestation/breeding period
30 - 35 days
Mode of life
Monogamous breeding pairs
Class
Birds
Order
Ciconiiformes

Key facts

~ 1.50 m
size

~ 6 kg
weight

~ 35 years
age

How endangered are Saddle-billed storks?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Saddle-billed stork
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

The saddle-billed stork has a wingspan of up to 2.70 metres.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times

31 October 2024
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Holiday programme

Bactrian camel

Wed
12:30 pm
hangout with commentary
Saddle-billed stork

Saddle-billed stork on the zoo tour

Zoo tour map