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Toucans have large colorful bills and heavy wings. Toucans often hop instead of fly. Watch this toucan hop to a new branch.

Toucans’ bills help them find and eat food. The bills have sharp edges for tearing food. Toucans use their bills to reach deep into holes in trees to get at the eggs of other birds. They also use their bills to toss fruit to each other. Toucans do this when they want to find a mate

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Making Connections


Both mother and father toucans take turns keeping their eggs warm. How is this similar to or different from your family life?


Have you read about other animals that live in the rain forests? How are they similar to and different from a toucan?


Many rainforest animals are losing their homes because the forests are being cut down. Can you think of other reasons why people need to save trees?

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