Sunday, May 16: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are SOLD OUT. We hope to see you another day soon!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.


Saddle-Billed Stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

About the Saddle-Billed Stork


Geographic Range:


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


  • 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.