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Nature conservation project southern ground hornbill

ARTIS has been supporting the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project on behalf of the southern ground hornbill since 2013.

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The project

This project supports the southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) in numerous ways, for example by hand-feeding chicks from the wild and reintroducing new family groups in areas where the species was originally found. ARTIS has contributed to one of the studies in the project by providing DNA and feathers from birds at the zoo. In addition, there is an extensive educational programme designed to educate schoolchildren, especially those living in the hornbill's habitat, as a way to increase tolerance for the species.

Organisation: Mabula Ground Hornbill Project
Animal: southern ground hornbill
Location: South-Africa