Sesame street has big bird, a big ol’ yellow guy who loves to help his friends. For the rest of us in the real world we have this thing.
Meet the Shoebill Stork. This is some bird, friends. Do not be alarmed, though. They look insane, but they’re not after us. The Shoebill Stork, according to this article from the Audobon society, “are after smaller prey. But only slightly smaller. They eat big fish like lungfish, eels, and catfish, and also crazy stuff like Nile monitor lizards, snakes, and baby crocodiles.”
Gnarly! You’re not finding that on Sesame Street. Elmo would be a goner!
In the video, uploaded by YouTube user Dreamlax, the birds held in captivity at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo look PISSED. OFF. The fight starts out with flapping and pecking (what you would assume is fair game in the bird fighting world). Then they just…stare at each other.
One of them appears to be in their own little apartment. If you were the other bird left out of the little glass house, you’d be pretty ticked off too. The apartment stork just kinda shakes their head, sadly taking pity on the stork flailing outside.
Side note, it kinda looks like the floor in the glass apartment is made out of a marshmallow.
We hope these two love birds (lol) patch things up. Laymen’s guess, but that one stork forgot to do the dishes and isn’t allowed inside. Maybe they’re getting a bird divorce. Who know what complexities drive the lives of these giant muted gray dinosaurs. All we know is, they’re magnificent.
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