Meeting shoebill for the first time, that could be terrifying as they look like an ancient creatures.

They're beautiful and rare, classified as endangered species.

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@JonathanMBR in one of the pictures it looks like an animatronics or a Jim Henson puppet (like, from The Dark Crystal)

I saw it on YouTube it's scary and beautiful as well ❀


They're one of my favorite birds, because they manage to be so striking without gaudy plumage or bright colors. Their mere presence makes an impression. I would love to see one in person someday!

@JonathanMBR i would like to live with this guy and scare childrens with it :)


unfortunately, loss of habitats and Ugandan fishermen killing them in the belief that they are sign of bad omen are driving them to extinction. 😒

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