Toucan’s highway code diet

Toco toucan, Oz, opts for a traffic light sequence when keepers hand out the iron tablets.

The bird slows down for the red pellets before getting ready for amber and then going for green.
The tri-coloured diet helps prevent iron-storage disease – excessive accumulation of iron in the liver and other major organs.
Curator Matt Lewis said:?“Oz always goes for this sequence although it doesn’t seem to apply to other foodstuffs as he certainly doesn’t eat his tomatoes first!”

CAPTION: Red, amber, green to go for DZG’s toco toucan, Oz, when he takes his iron tablets.