Leptoptilos crumeniferus


Family: Ciconiidae

Diet consists mostly of food leftovers, fish, termites, frogs, lizards, rodents, snakes and birds (incl. flamingos). Gathers around carcasses to eat them. Colonies most commonly have 20-60 individuals but occasionally colonies of thousands of marabous have been reported. Oldest marabou reported in the wild reached the age of 25 and in captivity 41 years.

Marabu-Anastassia Marabu-Silja-Taning


  • Ticket office
  • Indoor expositions *
  • Children’s Zoo

*Indoor expositions are closed on Mondays.
The Zoo closes two hours after the ticket office is closed.

How to get here

Paldiski mnt. 145 – North Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak) buses no. 22, 41, and 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Railway station (Balti jaam) buses no. 21, 41, and 43 (Bus stop Zoo)

Ehitajate tee 150 – West Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Karikakra or Nurmenuku) From Railway station (Balti jaam) bus no. 43 (Bus stop Karikakra, Nurmenuku or Zoo) Buses no. 10, 12, 13, 28, 37, 45, 46, 47

Zoo map


E-R +372 6943 300; Emergency: 512 69 65

Ehitajate tee 150/Paldiski mnt. 145
Tallinn 13522, Estonia

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