Wednesday, January 23: Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will remain closed due to icy conditions on our pathways. Our staff is working hard to clear the paths and ensure a safe visit for guests when we re-open. Thank you for your understanding!

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Saddle-Billed Stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

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About the Saddle-Billed Stork

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Geographic Range:

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Class: Aves  
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Ephippiorhynchus  
Species: senegalensis 

Appearance:

  • Striking black and white plumage, accented by a bright red bill. Female saddle-bills have pale yellow eyes, while males have darker irises.
  • Height: Up to 5 feet tall
  • Weight: Approximately 13 pounds

Diet: A variety of land and water vertebrates, from frogs to birds and rodents; some invertebrates.

Range: Wet grasslands south of the Sahara.