What are Birds?
Birds are the only vertebrates that have feathers. All birds are warm-blooded, and they lay eggs. Adaptations such as hollow bones enable most birds to fly, although there are flightless birds, including the ostrich.
There are nearly 10,000 bird species in the world; below is the list of birds on exhibit at the Zoo (or are sometimes part of the World of Birds Show that is currently closed for renovation and will re-open in a few months).
Please click the bird links to view the fact sheets.
Cassowary, Southern (double-wattled)
Cockatoo, Moluccan (salmon-crested)
Crane, East African grey-crowned
Crane, West African black-crowned
Duck, white-faced whistling
Eagle, African crowned
Eagle, African fish
Hornbill, Abyssinian ground
Ibis, American white
Owl, great horned
Owl, Hawaiian short-eared
Peafowl, common blue
Screamer, Southern crested
Turaco, Lady Ross's
Weaver, white-headed buffalo