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Helmeted Hornbill, Cologne Zoo Germany

The Helmeted Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix) is a species of bird from the hornbill family that occurs exclusively on Indonesian islands. As typical for hornbills, the hornbill is a cave-breeder. The female walls herself in the breeding cave except for a narrow gap and occasionally spends more than three months in this breeding cave. She and later the young bird are fed by the male.
The Helmeted Hornbill was classified in 2016 in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as "Near Threatened (NT)" = "potentially threatened".
The Helmeted Hornbill reaches a body length between 70 and 80 centimetres. The tail of the male is 26.4 centimetres long on average, while the tail of the female is considerably smaller at 19.7 centimetres. Sexual dimorphism is hardly pronounced in this species.

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The Cologne Zoo is located in the town of Riehl and is always worth a visit as it is clean. Also the staff of the zoo always reacts friendly to questions of the visitors.
The zoo is located directly next to the flora and has 2 paid and guarded parking spaces.
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 08:04 - 18:29 | current local time: 22:16
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