21.5 – 25.5 inches
Up to 60 inches
1 lb – 1 lb 14 oz
Chiquita: Hatched in 2017, Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
Toco Toucans are found in drier, semi-open woodlands and savannas in northern and eastern Bolivia, south-eastern Peru, northern Argentina, eastern and central Paraguay, and eastern and southern Brazil. A popular and frequent site in the Pantanal Region in Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
Like other members of the ABI team, Chiquita has raised money and much-needed awareness for rescue and rehabilitation organizations such as the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica. She introduces guests to different concepts of biodiversity and the surprises that defy our pop culture ideas of what toucans are versus their natural habits.
Chiquita is part of each and every farm and aviary tour where visitors can feed her if Chiquita has deemed it an appropriate activity that day. Guests can also meet her as part of our Exotic Bird Meet and Greet, which is a popular experience as many people come for the expressed purpose of wanting to meet a toucan for the first time!
Likes: Hand-selected fruit (banana, papaya, and blueberries) and bathing in her custom-built suspended bath pan
Dislikes: Cloudy days
Toco toucans in the wild are nest raiders! They have been seen regularly eating eggs from smaller bird nests, but documented footage has been recorded of them consuming even larger chicks such as Ibis.