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Toucan needs mate to share a love nest.

TOUCAN play at that game - a lonely bird at Dudley Zoo is on the lookout for love.

One of the largest toucans in the world has relocated to the zoo and now wants a mate.

The female Toco toucan, who joined the zoo midsummer, has now completed quarantine and has gone on display to the public.

Curator Matt Lewis said: "Tocos are the largest species of toucans in the world and the zoo is part of a major international breeding programme for this highly-endangered bird.

"We are currently awaiting the studbook keeper's recommendations to find a mate for her.

"She has laid eggs in the past and we are very hopeful we will be able to breed this rare species at Dudley."


FIT THE BILL... Toco wants a mate.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Oct 6, 2007
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