Kagu

The Kagu is carnivorous, feeding on a variety of animals with worms, snails and lizards being most common. It is nearly flightless, spending the majority of its life on the ground, which has caused it to become highly vulnerable to introduced predators.


  • Scientific Name: Rhynochetos jubatus
  • Range: New Caledonia
  • Status in the Wild: Endangered
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World
  • Cool Animal Fact: This bird possesses ‘nasal corns,’ structures covering its nostrils, which are a feature not shared by any other bird. These are believed to prevent particles from entering the nostrils while digging in the soil for its prey.