ARTIS Collectable of the hornbill. This soft toy is 10 cm tall.
The southern hornbill lives in a dry climate on savannas. It is found in the south of Africa in Kenya, Burundi, Angola, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The Southern Hornet eats many different things: from fruit and insects to large prey such as snakes and hares. Southern hornbeams make little noise, except in the breeding season. Then they make a low hum that can also be heard in ARTIS. Low noise carries a long way and helps them find a partner. ARTIS supports the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project for the southern hornbill. They raise chicks by hand and set them out in family groups. School children are also taught about the horn raven.