Up to 21.3 inches
Up to 33.9 inches
1.7 – 1.9 lbs
White-necked ravens are found in eastern and southern Africa in open and mountainous habitat
Ravens belong to the family known as Corvids, which include jays, crows, and magpies. These are incredibly intelligent birds. White-necked ravens Linus and Forrest both demonstrate through a variety of behaviors how they interact with the world, even exploiting human activities and resources to their advantage.
Linus also suffered from lead poisoning due to tainted meat unknowingly fed to him at a different facility. His survival and handicap helps us talk about the dangers of lead use in bullets, fishing tackle, and other items that are disposed where wildlife comes into contact with this dangerous metal
Forrest is also a pro in our free flight programs, and you can book an educational program for your event, school, museum, or library programs.
Likes: Mimicking trainers’ voices
Dislikes: Linus has a hatred for steamed sweet potatoes. Forrest dislikes casual training sessions, he is always looking for a job to do
Ravens, like all corvids, are a member of the songbird family.
Ravens can learn to mimic voices and whistles, which can be a little disarming. Our White-necked ravens can speak the same words in a variety of voices, so you never know who is actually talking!
Ravens can exploit the environment by watching humans. Biologists have to be careful when doing nesting surveys if a raven family is around. They can endanger ground nesting birds by leading ravens straight to the nest.