Southern yellow-billed hornbills in Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Just a couple yellow-billed hornbills. Just a couple yellow-billed hornbills
Yellow-billed hornbills live in the dry savannas of southern Africa. These two were photographed in South Africa's Kruger National Park, one of the largest nature preserves on the continent. While these birds tend to live and hunt alone, they do mate for life, maintaining a monogamous relationship year over year. And with a lifespan of 20 years in captivity, it's entirely possible that there are some yellow-billed hornbill grandparents out there. Why do we mention that? Because its National Grandparents Day in the US today, an observance that is gaining popularity all over the world!Have grandparents or grandparent-like people in your life? Give them a call, send an email, or if they're close enough, visit in person. These two hornbills look to us like they're just waiting for the phone to ring.