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The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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Dacelo novaeguineae

There are 4 species of kookaburra, this one is known as the laughing kookaburra due to its calls. All kookaburras are part of the kingfisher family.



Size: 39 - 42cm
Weight: Male – 196 - 450g, Female – 190 - 465g



These birds live in a variety of habitats including forest edges and clearings and savannah. They are often seen in farmland and even in gardens!



Kookaburras are carnivores (meat-eaters), taking prey such as lizards, insects, small mammals and small birds. They hunt by perching high on a branch and then swooping down on their prey. They have even been known to take poisonous snakes!



Kookaburras usually live in small family groups. Both parents incubate the eggs and the chicks hatch after 25 days.



The laughing kookaburra is not classed as endangered as the population has a large range and numbers are believed to be stable in the wild.

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