Green Aracari

The green aracari is one of the smallest species of toucans, and is named for the dark green feathers on its back. Its brilliantly colored beak is typically four inches in length as an adult.


  • Scientific Name: Pteroglossus viridis
  • Range: Tropical rain forest in the northern regions of South America
  • Status in the Wild: Least Concern
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World. They are also often featured in Meet the Keeper Talks in Natural Encounters, where a keeper will bring one out as a handling animal for you to see up close!
  • Cool Animal Fact: The serrated edges of the green aracari‚Äôs large bill help the bird to grip and gather fruit.