Tonja Swank, Public Relations Coordinator
The results are in! The Abyssinian ground hornbill that hatched in May is a boy. In order to determine his gender a blood sample was sent to UC Davis to be analyzed.
He may look full grown but he is still a baby. At 62 days old he weights 4,420 grams (9.7 pounds) and is beginning to move about and test his feet. This is typical for a ground hornbill, in the wild they do not go outside of the nest until they are 80-90 days old.
Read the first ground hornbill blog to see more pictures and video of his development.