savannahs, dry forests and grasslands, the Ethiopian Highlands
Hornbills eat whatever they can get, which includes locusts, lizards, snakes, turtles, birds and small mammals – as well as carrion.
- Breeding period
30 to 45 days
- Achievable age
up to 30 years in the wild, up to 40 years in human care
Threat Categories of IUCN
...northern ground-hornbills grow to approx. one metre in length and weigh up to 5 kg,
...they spend most of their lives on the ground hence their name,
...and they can run up to 30 km per hour?