The area around the toucan exhibit will really come alive soon. Three aracari toucans arrived to the zoo in June.
Two, victims of field clearing during the relentless dry season, were nest orphans. TBZ staff raised the featherless babies and they are now thriving young aracaris.
Names? They earned their titles. One is named "Poopsalot" his buddy is "Gurji" (short for regurgitate).
The third happy aracari joined them recently, a pet who needed to be with his own kind. They all seem happy to be together and the aracari trio will soon be greeting visitors at the zoo.
From Sharon . . .