Meet Kipling, our larger-than-life free flying Southern Ground Hornbill. Enjoying a stroll with a ground hornbill through the hills of San Diego is an extraordinary chance to learn about the story of the Southern Ground Hornbill and Kipling’s role in their preservation in South Africa. Often persecuted on farms and in towns for destruction of property and killed by incidental poisoning, the conservation of African and Asiatic hornbills is a challenge. You can help understand what makes hornbills so remarkable by spending a day with Kipling and his avian friends. Southern Ground Hornbills are smart, charismatic, and curious, and Kipling makes for a very exotic encounter. Our farm animals work together to create a thriving, vibrant, peaceful community. Check out our booking calendar or contact us to reserve your date.
Each ranch visit includes a full farm tour, including a visit about our farm operations. Learn about our commitment and passion for sustainability, and how permaculture and conservation works here on the farm and how we support it actively in the world. We grow many things here on the ranch and our animals help contribute. It’s all connected and we can’t wait to share how.
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Our Terms and Conditions will help maximize your time with the animals and include suggestions on what to wear.
You will receive an email with details and directions within 24 hours of event registration. Check your spam folder and make sure to follow the driving directions, as we are out in the country.