White stork


White stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Injured birds

On their way from nesting ground to feeding grounds white storks are repeatedly injured because of power lines, road or rail traffic. Animals that have been cared for by a veterinariana and animal keepers may be released again. However, some of the storks will never be able to fly again and therefore remain in the zoo. On the roof of the zoo's villa healthy storks breed and fly up to 10,000 km far to Africa in autumn.


Category: Birds

Size: beak to tail 110 cm; wingspan 220 cm

Breeding duration: 32-33 days

Age: up to 35 years

Sexually mature: 3-5 years

Reproduction: 3-5 eggs

food: worms, insects, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, carrion

habitat: open landscapes such as swamps, meadows and willows, savannas

Danger: not endangered

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