Cattle Egret

ZOO LOCATION: African Rift Valley

Diet: Insects, fish, frogs, lizards, small reptiles and amphibians

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Habitat/Range: Found on 6 of the seven Continents. (not Antartica).

Characteristics: White small birds 18-22 inches high.

Behavior: They follow herds of animals because of the amount of insects stirred up in the soil where they walk.

Conservation: Farmers use these birds as a form of pest control more than pesticides .