15 – 18 inches
Up to 8 inches
less than 1 lb
Pogo: Hatched in 2016, Lady Ross’ Turaco (Tauraco rossae)
Lady Ross’ Turacos are found in open forests, woodlands, riparian habitats across sub-Saharan Africa
Pogo’s striking looks and vocalizations catch the attention of arriving guests. Pogo’s natural beauty and behaviors make him an excellent talking point to our free flight and indoor educational programs to highlight the importance of biodiversity, birding, and citizen science in the quest to help our bird populations.
Meet Pogo during our farm and Aviary tours!
Likes: Pogo’s favorite part of his meals is sweet potato, and his training treats are blueberries!
Dislikes: Ugly footwear does not go unnoticed
What you might not know
True bird nerds are obsessed with turaco feather pigmentation. The red is truly red instead of merely reflecting red like in other bird feathers
As good as turacos are at bouncing through the canopy, they are also good at running along vines and branches, and the young turacos will start zipping around before they can fly.