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.
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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)
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