Stork ~ Marabou
This stork inhabits dry open savannas near lakes and rivers. Its diet consists of carrion, insects, fish and small mammals. In turn, marabou is a prey for larger carnivores. In addition to hollow leg bones, marabou storks have hollow toe bones. For one of the largest flying birds (males stand 1.5 m tall and weighs 9 kg, females generally smaller), this is an important adaptation for flight. Marabou live 25 years or more.