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Humans, snakes and jaguars are supposedly the biggest predators to the toucan.
The toucan doesn’t actually use its wings to fly very far. Due to their tiny size, the wings act more as a glider to take them short distances, preferring to hop tree to tree rather than fly.
Guinness, the black stout, has the toucan as one of their logos after an advertising hunt in 1935 for a logo was ended when S.H. Benson visited the zoo and created the famous toucan.
Dora the Explorer would often get advice from her Spanish friend Senior Toucan.
One close relative to the toucan is actually the woodpecker not the hornbill as they’re often mistakenly linked to.
A baby toucan is actually called a chick.
In 2015 a social media storm was caused when a toucan was viciously attacked by Costa Rican teens. The bird had its beak badly damaged and caused Costa Rican animal law to be put under scrutiny.
When Europeans first arrived in the Americas, it is said that the toucan was actually one of the first birds they would have seen.
Belize has the rainbow-billed toucan as its national bird.
The toucan is etched into Totem poles as a symbol of showmanship and communication according to Native American tribes.
The average life expectancy of a toucan is a very impressive 20 years.
A baby toucan is incubated for around 20 days, when they are born they don’t have their characteristic beak, they develop this as they grow.
The Fruit Loops mascot is actually a toucan, known as Toucan Sam; the bird has been the face of the Kellogg’s cereal for around 50 years.
South America is the home of the toucan. The rainforest bird has over 40 species in their spectrum.
The Toco Toucan is actually the largest toucan of all the species, measuring in at a whopping 25 inches (63.5 cm) with an 8 inch (19cm) neon orange beak.