12 Days of ZooLights: Toucan

A new animal each day in our 12 Days of ZooLights series. Are you as excited as we are?

Welcome to 12 Days of ZooLights, where we celebrate the festive lights decorating the Smithsonian's National Zoo at the holidays!

Today's Animal of the Day: Keel-billed Toucan

Why We Love The Display: The naturally bright color-scheme of the toucan is perfect to put you in the holiday spirit.

Habitat: These birds can be found from southern Mexico, to Venezuela and Colombia.  

At the zoo: The toucans have made their home in the Amazonia Exhibit of the zoo, which is also home to hundreds of other species of plants and animals.  

Bet you didn’t know... The Keel-billed Toucan is the national bird of Belize. 

About ZooLights: In this yearly display, more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Check out the new garden scene light sculpture.

Thanks to our partners in the 12 Days of ZooLights.

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