Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Natural Habitat

They have a large range throughout Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. Preferring forested areas with large trees to nest in the holes 


Omnivore - These Hornbills like to eat seeds, insects and small mice. They also eat fruits such as papaya, apples and cantaloupe


Threat Level: Least Concern

Population is decreasing due to deforestation and the reduction in large trees that they use to nest in

Here at the Zoo

The breeding pair we have are part of a European Breeding Programme.