Bald Ibis

Also called the Southern bald ibis, this large, glossy, blue-black ibis has an no feathers on its red face and head, and a long, curved red bill. Commercial forestry and intensive farming continue to pose a threat to the populations of these birds.

  • Scientific Name: Geronticus calvus
  • Range: Grasslands of North-east South Africa, west Swaziland, and Lesotho
  • Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds exhibits
  • Cool Animal Fact: These birds like to sunbathe with their wings stretched out and touching the ground.