Keel-Billed Toucan
Keel-Billed Toucan


Scientific name: Ramphastos sulfuratus

Place of Origin: Tropical jungles from southern Mexico to Colombia.
Lifespan (in wild): 15-20 years
Weight: 14 oz.
Body size: 19-20 inches
Diet: Herbivore but are also known to eat insects, lizards, tree frogs and even eggs

Fun Facts

  • When toucans sleep, they turn their head so that their long bill rests on their back and their tail is folded over their head
  • This bird is a poor flyer, moving from tree to tree mostly by hopping.
  • Toucans have a loud frog-like call that can be heard up to a half mile away. 

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $900.

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