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wattled curassow bird
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Wattled Curassow

They look a bit like a turkey or pheasant, but they are in fact a very rare bird from the Amazon rainforest. The Houston Zoo is one of the top zoos over the last 20 years for breeding chicks and increasing the numbers of this endangered species.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Crax globulosa


Rainforest in the upper Amazon, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru

Location in the Zoo

Savanna Aviary inside of South America’s Pantanal

Cool Animal Fact

They are able to eat tough nuts and seeds on the forest floor where they forage by swallowing stones that aid digestion.