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Rhinocerus Hornbill

Rhinocerus Hornbill

Animal's Behavior

Males and females work together to raise young, with the males bringing food to a nest cavity that is later sealed up with mud.

Eating Habits

Consumes fruit, insects, small mammals and reptiles.


Throughout Singapore and southern Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra and Java.

Conservation Efforts

Audubon Zoo has had some great success with breeding these rare birds using whiskey barrels for nesting boxes.

Animal Facts

  • The Rhino hornbill is the largest of the hornbill species.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Buceros rhinoceros


Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Coraciiformes Bucerotidae, Bucerotinae

Place of Birth

Asian rainforest


Up to 50 inches long and up to about 6 pounds


Dark with orange and white tail, beak is primarily white


Has been known to live up to 35 years

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

Where to See

Audubon Zoo

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