Marabou Stork | Malcolm | Adoption

Regular price R 1,500.00

Malcolm standing up to 1.5m tall and weighing nearly 9kg, is one of the largest flying birds in the world. his wingspan approaches 3.2m. Females are generally smaller.

Malcolm will eat just about any kind of animal, dead or alive. Marabous evolved their naked heads and necks as an adaptation for feeding on large animal carcasses without getting their head feathers soiled with blood and gore.

He uses the creepy, inflatable red pouch to attract mates. Marabou storks mate for life, which is adorable.

As gross as the Malcolm's eating habits are, he actually serves a crucial role in the African ecosystem.