While different species of toucans vary somewhat in longevity, the average lifespan of a well cared for toucan is at least ten years, and they can live to be approximately 15 years old. The toucanets live a few years more, but the aracaris have shorter life spans.
Toucans, as well as other birds of the same species, are indigenous to tropical America. They are found ranging from southern Mexico throughout South America and its neighboring islands.
By nature, toucans are rain forest dwellers, and live high among the treetops, as high as 9,000 feet. They also tend to be solitary creatures, avoided by other bird species since the toucans fight and kill them if provoked. It is not advisable to house different species of toucans together, as they will kill each other. Even introducing two birds of the same species should be done cautiously.
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