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The unmistakable, prehistoric-looking Shoebill Stork - Balaeniceps rex; is one of the most impressive birds to be found in Africa. A mysterious inhabitant of impenetrable marshes, indeed the shoebill’s defiantly unusual appearance this bird has baffled taxonomists. The shoebills range is a broken distribution in tropical east Africa from Sudan and western Ethiopia to Zambia.

Reddit's home for Shoebill pics, gifs, videos and more.

The Shoebill Stork is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. There are an estimated 5,000-8,000 individuals left in the wild.

More information on the status of the Shoebill Stork can be found in the 2013 International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Shoebill (PDF)

Shoebill Stork Wikipedia page


Never Forget: Three different Shoebill gifs in the top 30 of /r/all at the same time: https://i.imgur.com/CJ4RSDI.png

A day that will live in infamy.


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Holy shit this guy is terrifying

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2024/05/18
06:44 UTC

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Our project in art class was to make a bird. I obviously attempted to make a shoebill

Ended up looking more like a cross between a duck and a crested penguin, but the intent was a shoebill

2 Comments
2024/05/02
15:22 UTC

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Shoebill Rider Knight Bocchi ( MOKOLS on Pixiv)

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2024/04/29
01:47 UTC

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my children

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2024/04/14
06:50 UTC

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Bills gonna bill

41 Comments
2024/03/04
23:31 UTC

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Where do the captive shoebills come from?

I’m sure it depends on the zoo/aquarium, but does anyone know where most of the captive shoebills come from?

Are they mostly bred in captivity or captured from the wild? I know that shoebill parenting is brutal so if they’re captive bred I’m also wondering how zoos might deal with that..

If from the wild, are they taken as babies / eggs / adults?

Photo from Ueno zoo! Not the best shot but oh well

13 Comments
2024/02/14
05:31 UTC

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Banner for the subreddit

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2024/02/10
03:51 UTC

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Here's the complete skeleton of a Shoebill if you've never seen what it looked like

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2024/02/09
17:24 UTC

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Made this short film about shoebills filmed in Uganda, with info from paleontologist (and bestselling author) Steve Brusatte on whether shoebills truly are "prehistoric," and how they remind him of certain dinosaurs

5 Comments
2024/02/01
12:11 UTC

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Shoebill plushes at ZooTampa!

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2024/01/26
23:48 UTC

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The shoebill made it on my calendar

I always have calendars from small creators, and this one came from a YouTube channel named Casual Geographic. I did not expect to see the shoebill on here

18 Comments
2024/01/25
07:07 UTC

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I’m so happy I got to see him [Mandai Bird Paradise, Singapore]

After we decided on going to Singapore, I looked up if there was a shoebill on display here after seeing so many amazing pictures and videos of it the past year or so. Online information was a bit scarce or old on whether there was or wasn’t one on display in Singapore.

Took a chance and came here today and I got so excited to see it on an information card with the flamingoes. I searched everywhere, in all the floor corners… then looked up and saw what I thought might’ve been a statue… but it was him 😍 I watched him for ages then explored the park some more. I came back to find him some 3 hours later and he was still chilling up there!

It’s made my entire holiday! Too bad there was no shoebill merch for sale there.

8 Comments
2024/01/12
13:19 UTC

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A perfect shoebill clip

14 Comments
2023/12/30
13:32 UTC

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Someone told my work Secret Santa about my shoebill obsession (and the cat seems to approve)

5 Comments
2023/12/30
04:07 UTC

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Finally got the chance to see one of these dinosaurs in person at Tokyo ueno zoo !

21 Comments
2023/12/23
05:04 UTC

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Sana on the blue roof.

2 Comments
2023/12/20
11:56 UTC

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My anniversary gift from my partner!!

He'd seen me watching videos of Shoebills for months & got me the cutest plush for our 3 year anniversary. I love it! Yet to be named..any suggestions? 😁

10 Comments
2023/12/09
21:50 UTC

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