So I decided to take the test and found that I was kindred species with the… wait for it… Helmeted Hornbill (HH). Quite frankly, I was abit disappointed. I had hoped to be a ferocious tiger or a sweet elephant or an orangatun… You know… But this was my opportunity to learn and share about the HH.
A few interesting facts include:
i. It is found in places like Thailand, Malasyia, Brunei, Indonesia, Sinagapore, Sumatra and Borneo (Dream travel destinations)
ii.This species has a bare, wrinkled throat patch, pale blue to greenish in females and red in males.
iii. The body length is 110–120 cm (43–47 in)- Almost a whole tapemeasure.
iv. It is hunted for the casque which is the extended bone like structure on it’s head (Like a helmet). The casque accounts for 11% of its weight. (That is heavy) .
v. According to this study, the Punan-Bah (a community) believe that a large HH guards the river between life and death.
vi. It is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List . This is because,it’s casque which is ‘highly priced’ and is ‘ heavily targeted by hunters and illegally traded’.
For more on the Helmeted Hornbill, please visit: BirdLife International
So, what is your kindred species? Please take the quiz on Wildfor.life and feel free to share your species in the comment section below. 🙂