Ava

Ava

Toco Toucan
Ramphastos toco

Type: Bird

Diet: Soft-billed bird diet, apples, bananas, tomatoes, and cantaloupe

Average life span in the wild: 20 years

Height: 23 in (63.5cm)

Weight: 1 ot 2 lbs (500 to 850 kg)

Birthdate: May 30th 2012

Arrived at the Greenville Zoo: November 28th 2012 from the Riverbanks Zoo

Fun fact: To regulate body temperature, Toco Toucans adjust the bloodflow to their beak. When the toucans sleep, they put their beak under their feathers to keep warm.