: India to Borneo, Sub-Sahara Africa
Wild: Carcasses of animals, termites
Zoo: Beef heart and liver -- rich in vitamin A and D
Incubation: 30 days
The marabou stork (also known as the adjutant stork for its style of marching about) is the largest of the storks. Its short, thick neck is largely naked and is a dull pinkish to brown in color -- the same as the bill. It possesses a naked, skin-covered pouch which hangs down one foot or more from his throat and appears to belong to the respiratory system. The marabou has no crop and an adult needs about 25-32 ounces of meat daily. This large bird is 60 in. long, has a wingspan of 9.8 ft. and weighs 11 lbs.Marabous have an enormous sharp bill, capable of dealing lethal blows. The birds are scavengers with bare heads and are found in association with vultures. The young take 116 day until they fly and leave the nest at about 130 days.
Where in the Zoo?
I can be found in the African Plains at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.