The toucan’s beak
Publicado por parquedasaves em 01/10/2000
Toucans are beautiful and very showy birds. And the main reason is its beak.
Beyond being colorful, the beak is very long and light, which allows the bird to fly with balance.
However, don’t be fooled! Despite being formed of keratin, it’s quite strong, because next to that keratin is a trabecular bone – similar to a cobweb -, a branch of bone structures that have great resistance.
If you haven’t been to the tour yet, come and observe this beauty of nature. And if you already have been and didn’t noticed the “cobweb”, come visit us again. We’re waiting for you ♥