Ground Hornbill. okay, so maybe it's not a vulture, but it's still pretty damned cool. they've got 'em at the zoo near me, and they feed them dead baby chicks. always an interesting moment when they feed them and the crowd realizes what they're eating.
The rare helmeted hornbill is being poached to extinction for its ivory-like skull, which is in high demand in China. Demand strong regulation against the “red ivory” commercial trade, to protect this critically endangered bird.
Due to ongoing habitat loss, habitat degradation, being hunted for food, and often being kept in captivity, the Cassowary bird is threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Do your part to spread wareness by sharing this beautiful bird.
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