Great Hornbills are similar to that of Rhinoceros Hornbills, with the Male being larger and measuring 121-150cm in length, and the female measuring 112-125cm in length. The males have an average weight between 2.6-3.9kg, and the females have an average weight between 2.1-3.4kg. The Great Hornbill is a very large hornbill species. They have aContinue reading “Great Hornbill – Buceros bicornis”
Rhinoceros hornbills are usually 99-125cm long (both male and female). The male usually weighs more with average weights of 2.4-3kg; the female is lighter with average weights between 2-2.4kg. These hornbills are very large, with black plumage, except for white thighs and vent; the tail is also white with a broad, black band. Rhinoceros hornbillsContinue reading “Rhinoceros Hornbill – Buceros rhinoceros”
With zoos reopening across the UK on Monday (12th April), I figured this was a fairly logical topic to write about this week. A study undertaken by Williams. E. Et al (2021), looked at the effects of zoo closures on animals’ behaviour. The study looked at a few species including Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus), Grevy’s zebraContinue reading “How Covid-19 Zoo Closures Have Affected the Animals”
Easter is a holiday that a lot of us look forward to, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, and even more especially when you’re involved in wildlife conservation and have a general interest in wildlife. Easter marks the start or very near start of baby season in the wild and in a lot of farm animalsContinue reading “Easter in the Wildlife Calendar”
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