Wreathed hornbills moved to a spacious rehabilitation enclosure!

14 August 2019 – Earlier this year Cikananga received of a dozen young Hornbills after they were confiscated from the illegal trade. After their quarantine period and realizing a suitable enclosure, we are happy to see that they are finally in a comfortable place. In the coming period we keep a very close eye on them to ensure the group find its way well together.

Additionally, we are taking new steps towards releases, hopefully in the near future. We want to thank Ouwehand Zoo Foundation for their incredible help realizing this high-welfare enclosure, as this is a very welcome addition to our capacity in Cikananga considering the huge inflow of confiscated birds.

The wreathed hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus) species is listed on the The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018 as Vulnerable.

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