Toucans Curl Into Little Balls When They Sleep

Animal Fact: Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep

There are about 40 different species of toucans. They live in tropical and sub-tropical jungle regions, they are native to southern¬†Mexico¬†in Central America, the northern areas of South America, and the Caribbean region. Toucans are renown for their large colorful bills. At 8 inches (20 cm) they have the longest bill of any bird in the world. The relatively small wings of the toucan mean they are not very good at flying. This is fine by them though, they often don’t move far, and usually hop between branches using curved toes and sharp claws. Yes! It is true that Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep, pretty neat right? Another fun fact about the Toucan is they can live up to 20 years.

 

Animal Fact: Toucans Curl Into Little Balls When They Sleep