I love to watch wildlife eat.
I don’t always have a great appreciation for some of the things they eat, but I love watching just the same.
Here is a video of meal time for the African Openbilled Storks (Anastomus lamelligerus) at the San Diego Zoo:
I’m wondering if you can guess the native habitat of the African Openbilled Stork…………LOL
As you can see from the video, they eat snails, mollusks, and—gulp—mice. I liked the way several of the birds picked up a mouse, walked over to the water, and proceeded to wash their food before they ate it….
Although not endangered globally, they are threatened in South Africa by habitat loss, entanglement in fishing lines, and pesticides added to water to control mosquitoes.
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