Wild facts

September 13, 2000

Do you know?

Do baby toucans have bright bills?

Answer: Toucans are blind and naked when they hatch. Their bills grow and become colored as they get older.

Learn more!

Look for the toucan on the Baltimore Zoo ZOOmobile.

Read "I Dreamed I was a Toucan" by Debra A. Johnson.

1. Toucans lay 2-4 white eggs, which both parents sit on until hatching.

2. The Toco toucan's bill is hollow inside and very light. It uses the bill and a long tongue to eat.

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