Storks are very strong fliers. Just like flamingos they fly
with their neck out and their feet behind their tail. They
also fly in wedge-shaped formations. Contrary to popular belief,
they only carry babies with one diaper and basket when they
deliver them. There have been some recent television commmercials
that show them carrying everything including cribs clothes
This simply isn't true. Most storks can grow to about 3 feet
high and have a wingspan of about 4 feet. The stork has long
broad wings and it's long beak turns grey as the animal reaches
full size. Their beak is long so the stork can grab its prey
in the water while still keeping its head above water. They
also have long legs for wading through shallow waters. The
lifespan for the stork is about 20 years in captivity. Most
storks eat, frogs, tadpoles, fish, crabs and aquatic insects.
They feed in small groups in shallow ponds or marshes.
often nest high in trees at least 10 feet off the
ground to protect their nest from predators. Their
nests are almost always surrounded by water to protect
them from predators and their nests are made of
sticks and are 6 feet wide and lined with grass.
They usually have 2-4 eggs and incubate for about