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Storks, Hamerkop, and Shoebill in North America

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  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Big and bold though sometimes ugly, the storks tend to be a fairly common group in zoos. At least fifteen species of stork, plus both the Hamerkop and Shoebill are publicly displayed in North America. Using zoo websites and searching Zoochat, I have put together as best I can a list of where each species is currently displayed or housed. I have only used information pertaining within the last 3 years, to hopefully be as current as possible. I expect this list is incomplete, and information on both holders and numbers are gladly welcomed.

    Currently only five of the fifteen species (and Hamerkop) are held at more than 5 institutions, according to what I've found. I suspect this number may rise with more information. While the Hamerkop and Shoebill are now considered closer to pelicans, since both are sometimes called storks and used to be considered closer to them, I have included them here.

    Mycteria


    Milky Stork (2 holders)

    Audubon
    San Diego

    Yellow-billed Stork (6 holders)

    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Jacksonville
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Tampa

    Painted Stork (3 or 4 holders)

    Bronx
    Columbus?
    Prospect Park
    Zoo Miami

    Wood Stork (2 holders)

    Dallas
    Houston


    Anastomus


    Asian Openbill (0 holders)

    None

    African Openbill (2 holders)

    Lowry Park
    San Diego


    Ciconia


    Abdim’s Stork (7 or 8 holders)

    America’s Teaching Zoo
    Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    Dallas?
    Fort Worth
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Milwaukee
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Woolly-necked Stork (0 holders)

    Any left?

    Storm’s Stork (4 holders?)

    Bronx
    Fort Worth
    San Diego? (assumably?)
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Maguari Stork (3 holders)

    Audubon
    Dallas (1.1?)
    San Antonio

    Oriental Stork (0 holders)

    None

    White Stork (11 holders)

    Akron (still there?)
    Brookfield
    Cleveland Metroparks
    Dallas
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Fort Wayne’s Children’s
    Lincoln Park
    Omaha
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Miami

    Black Stork (2 holders)

    Central Park
    Dallas


    Ephippiorhynchus


    Black-necked Stork (2 holders)

    San Antonio
    Zoo Miami (1.1)

    Saddle-billed Stork (12 holders)

    Columbus
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Fort Worth
    Kansas City
    Lowry Park
    Maryland
    Nashville
    Philadelphia
    San Diego
    Zoo Miami


    Jabiru


    Jabiru (1 holder)

    Dallas World Aquarium


    Leptoptilos


    Lesser Adjutant (2 holders)

    Bronx
    Racine

    Greater Adjutant (0 holders)

    None

    Marabou Stork (14 or 15 holders)

    African Lion Safari
    Audubon
    Bronx
    Cleveland Metroparks
    Dallas
    Gladys Porter
    Honolulu
    Houston
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Memphis
    Milwaukee
    Racine?
    San Francisco (1.1)
    Toronto


    Scopus


    Hamerkop (20 holders)

    Aquatica San Antonio
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Columbus
    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Honolulu
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Milwaukee
    Oregon (1.1)
    Philadelphia
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1.1)
    San Francisco (1.1)
    Santa Barbara
    Toronto
    Tulsa
    Zoo Atlanta


    Balaeniceps


    Shoebill (3 holders)

    Dallas World Aquarium
    Houston
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1.1)
     
  2. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

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    Just a note: African Lion Safari also holds at least four white storks, so you might want to add that park to the list.
     
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  3. jayjds2

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    Both San Diego parks, as well as Miami and Fort Worth.
    None at SDZ, but perhaps one left at Miami.
    One individual is kept at Louisville.
    As well as a pair at Louisville.
     
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  4. Hyak_II

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    I'll add more to this later today, but the NA shoebill population is as follows:

    1.1 SDZSP
    1.1 Houston
    1.1 Zoo Tampa
    1.1 Dallas World Aquarium (they might have one or two more kicking around off display, but I'm not 100% on that this exact moment)

    All are wild caught except the female at Houston, she was hatched at Zoo Tampa.

    Also all three black necked stork are male. 2.0 at Miami and 1.0 at San Antonio.
     
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    Cincinnati keeps Saddle-Billed Stork, and the ZooTampa has Marabous.

    Also, Lowry Park keeps Hammerkop too.
     
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    Racine does not keep Marabous.

    World Bird Sanctuary and Special Memories Zoo both keep Abdim's Stork.

    Saint Louis keeps Saddle-Billed Stork.
     
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    Timbavati Wildlife Park also keeps Abdim's.
     
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  8. Great Argus

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    Thank you all for the information! With these updates, sixteen species are now represented, and six species plus Hamerkop are have 5 or more holders.

    Updated list is as follows:

    Mycteria


    Milky Stork (2 holders)

    Audubon
    San Diego

    Yellow-billed Stork (6 holders)

    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Jacksonville
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Tampa

    Painted Stork (3 or 4 holders)

    Bronx
    Columbus?
    Prospect Park
    Zoo Miami

    Wood Stork (2 holders)

    Dallas
    Houston


    Anastomus


    Asian Openbill (0 holders)

    None

    African Openbill (5 holders)

    Fort Worth
    Lowry Park
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Miami


    Ciconia


    Abdim’s Stork (11 holders)

    America’s Teaching Zoo
    Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    Dallas?
    Fort Worth
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Milwaukee
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Special Memories
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    World Bird Sanctuary

    Woolly-necked Stork (0 holders)

    Any left?

    Storm’s Stork (3 or 4 holders)

    Bronx
    Fort Worth
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Miami?

    Maguari Stork (3 holders)

    Audubon
    Dallas (1.1?)
    San Antonio

    Oriental Stork (1 holder)

    Louisville

    White Stork (12 holders)

    African Lion Safari
    Akron (still there?)
    Brookfield
    Cleveland Metroparks
    Dallas
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Fort Wayne’s Children’s
    Lincoln Park
    Omaha
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Miami

    Black Stork (3 holders)

    Central Park
    Dallas
    Louisville


    Ephippiorhynchus


    Black-necked Stork (2 holders)

    San Antonio (1.0)
    Zoo Miami (2.0)

    Saddle-billed Stork (14 holders)

    Cincinnati
    Columbus
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Fort Worth
    Kansas City
    Lowry Park
    Maryland
    Nashville
    Philadelphia
    San Diego
    St. Louis
    Zoo Miami


    Jabiru


    Jabiru (1 holder)

    Dallas World Aquarium


    Leptoptilos


    Lesser Adjutant (2 holders)

    Bronx
    Racine

    Greater Adjutant (0 holders)

    None

    Marabou Stork (15 holders)

    African Lion Safari
    Audubon
    Bronx
    Cleveland Metroparks
    Dallas
    Gladys Porter
    Honolulu
    Houston
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Memphis
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco (1.1)
    Toronto
    Zoo Tampa


    Scopus


    Hamerkop (21 holders)

    Aquatica San Antonio
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Columbus
    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Honolulu
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Lowry Park
    Milwaukee
    Oregon (1.1)
    Philadelphia
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1.1)
    San Francisco (1.1)
    Santa Barbara
    Toronto
    Tulsa
    Zoo Atlanta


    Balaeniceps


    Shoebill (4 holders)

    Dallas World Aquarium (1.1)
    Houston (1.1)
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1.1)
    Zoo Tampa (1.1)
     
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    Side note, I am looking to create similar threads for various groups of birds if there is interest. Both to have an approximate list of what species are kept in NA and what their populations are, and to help know where to go see them.
     
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    To be clear, the Audubon milky storks are held at the Audubon Species Survival Center and not the Audubon Zoo, so they are not on public display. The Audubon Species Survival Center is home to:

    3.7 Milky
    2.1 Saddle-billed
    6.4.4 Abdim's

    The Cincinnati Zoo has 0.1 saddle-billed, and the Columbus Zoo has 0.2 saddle-billed.
     
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    Alright I can help add to this now!

    African lion Safari has at least 1.1.3 white stork and 1.1.2 marabou

    Honolulu should have 1.1 marabou, and they hold white stork as well

    Toronto has 1.2 marabou and 2.0 hammerkop.

    Calgary houses 1.1 Hammerkop

    Miami has 0.0.1 white stork, 1.1 African open bill, and at least 0.0.8 painted stork

    DWA's jabiru should be 0.2

    Fort Worth has 0.0.2 storms stork
     
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    After a bit of research, I found that Milwaukee has one male and one female Hamerkop.
     
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    What other bird groups are planned?
     
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    Nope, just one there.
     
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    I have started collecting information on birds of prey (New and Old World vultures, the hawks, eagles, osprey, and secretarybird.) I was looking to work through all the families with fair number of species in captivity. Families like the albatrosses, petrels, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, and such that have very few if any captive representives in NA I might put together at the end. Penguins I would skip since Chlidonias covered them in his excellent thread, although it is for the world.
     
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    Update from the additions here and some others I found.

    Mycteria


    Milky Stork (2 holders)

    Audubon (3.7)(offshow)
    San Diego

    Yellow-billed Stork (7 holders)

    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Fresno Chaffee
    Jacksonville
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Tampa

    Painted Stork (3 or 4 holders)

    Bronx
    Columbus?
    Prospect Park
    Zoo Miami (0.0.8)

    Wood Stork (3 holders)

    Dallas
    Houston
    Sedgwick County


    Anastomus


    Asian Openbill (0 holders)

    None

    African Openbill (5 holders)

    Fort Worth
    Lowry Park
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Miami (1.1)


    Ciconia


    Abdim’s Stork (15 holders)

    America’s Teaching Zoo
    Audubon (6.4.4)(offshow)
    Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    Dallas?
    Fort Worth
    Fresno Chaffee
    Jacksonville
    Lee Richardson
    Lincoln Park
    Milwaukee
    Safari West
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Special Memories
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    World Bird Sanctuary

    Woolly-necked Stork (0 holders)

    Any left?

    Storm’s Stork (3 or 4 holders)

    Bronx
    Fort Worth (0.0.2)
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Zoo Miami?

    Maguari Stork (3 holders)

    Audubon
    Dallas (1.1?)
    San Antonio

    Oriental Stork (1 holder)

    Louisville

    White Stork (18 holders)

    African Lion Safari (1.1.3)
    Akron (still there?)
    Brookfield
    Cleveland Metroparks
    Dallas
    Dickerson Park
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Fort Wayne’s Children’s
    Honolulu
    Lincoln Park
    Omaha
    Safari West
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    Tulsa
    Zoo Miami (0.0.1)
    Zoo Knoxville

    Black Stork (4 holders)

    Binder Park
    Central Park
    Dallas
    Louisville


    Ephippiorhynchus


    Black-necked Stork (2 holders)

    San Antonio (1.0)
    Zoo Miami (2.0)

    Saddle-billed Stork (19 holders)

    Audubon (2.1)(offshow)
    Cincinnati (0.1)
    Columbus (0.2)
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Kansas City
    Lowry Park
    Maryland
    Nashville
    Philadelphia
    Safari West
    San Diego
    Sedgewick County
    St. Louis
    Toledo
    Zoo Miami


    Jabiru


    Jabiru (1 holder)

    Dallas World Aquarium (0.1)


    Leptoptilos


    Lesser Adjutant (2 holders)

    Bronx
    Racine

    Greater Adjutant (0 holders)

    None

    Marabou Stork (20 holders)

    Abilene
    African Lion Safari (1.1.2)
    Albuquerque
    Audubon
    Brevard
    Bronx
    Cleveland Metroparks
    Dallas
    Gladys Porter
    Greater Vancouver
    Honolulu (1.1)
    Houston
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Lion Country Safari
    Memphis
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco (1.1)
    Toronto (1.2)
    Zoo Tampa


    Scopus


    Hamerkop (30 holders)

    Albuquerque
    Aquatica San Antonio
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Calgary (1.1)
    Cincinnati
    Columbus
    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Honolulu
    Jacksonville
    Lee Richardson
    Lincoln Park
    Lowry Park
    Maryland
    Milwaukee (1.1)
    National Aviary
    Oakland
    Oregon (1.1)
    Philadelphia
    Safari West
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1.1)
    San Francisco (1.1)
    Santa Barbara
    Toronto (2.0)
    Tulsa
    Zoo Atlanta


    Balaeniceps


    Shoebill (4 holders)

    Dallas World Aquarium (1.1)
    Houston (1.1)
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1.1)
    Zoo Tampa (1.1)
     
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    Only three zoos that hold wood stork? That's shocking, especially since they're found in the USA. I always thought they would be found in Florida zoos at least! :eek:
     
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    I was surprised, too.
     
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    Well, you could argue Jacksonville includes them.
     
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    San Diego Safari Park has 1.1 shoebill on show, and 1.1 shoebill off show.
     
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