The Seneca Park Zoo has one roseate spoonbill, a female who hatched in 1994. She arrived at the Zoo in 1995. She is very visible in the Aviary and sometimes comes down to the water to visit with people.
Status in the Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern. There are estimated to be 100,000 to 250,000 roseate spoonbills in the wild.
The range of the roseate spoonbill is 8 million square kilometers. It inhabits coastal lagoons, mud flats and mangrove thickets in the southeastern United States and West Indies to Argentina and Chile.
Roseate spoonbills eat small crustaceans, insects, fish, amphibians, worms and also some seeds and vegetation.