White stork


White stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Injured birds

On their way from nesting ground to feeding grounds, white storks may get injured by power lines, road or rail traffic. In Lusatia, these birds often end up in the „wild animal rescue centre“ of Zoo Goerlitz. Veterinarians and zoo keepers nurse the birds back to health and release them back into the wild. However, some birds won‘t be able to fly anymore and remain at the zoo. On the roof of the Zoo villa, wild storks raise their young. They leave at the end of summer for their 10,000 km long
 ourney to Africa.

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Category: Birds

Size: Beak 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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