Toco Toucan

Taxonomic Name: Ramphastos toco

Conservation Status:
Least Concern (IUCN)

Longevity in the Wild: Up to 20 years

Diet: Fruits, seeds, small lizards, amphibians, and insects.

Size: Body: 60 cm  Bill: up to 20 cm

Weight: 500 - 950 grams

Group Name: Flock
Fun Fact: There are 34 species of toucan, and Toco toucans are the largest among them! All toucans have large bills made of a hollow-honeycomb network of keratin, which is the same material that forms our hair and nails. One common use of the bill's serrated edges is to aid in peeling fruit!

You can find the Zoo's toco toucan in Toucan Ridge.