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Storks – Can They Bring Babies?  

Many years ago, people in Germany believed storks brought good luck to a family. Storks sometimes nested on their roofs. The people believed storks could bring babies. We know that storks don’t really bring babies, but they are interesting birds.

Stork in a Swamp Image - Science for Kids All About Storks

Storks live in swamps and wetlands. That’s not all about storks! Most storks live in warm, tropical areas in Florida, South America, Africa, India and Asia.

Most storks live in warm, tropical areas in Florida, South America, Africa, India and Asia. A few storks live in cold areas and migrate south in the winter. Storks live in swamps and wetlands. They use their long, deep bills to catch fish, frogs and other small animals.

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Cartoon Stork Carrying a Baby Image

The people believed storks could bring babies. We know that storks don’t really bring babies, but they are interesting birds.

Fun Facts about Storks for Kids

  • Some storks are like garbage men. They eat dead or dying animals and keep the area clean.
  • Storks are heavy birds. They can’t fly very far by flapping their wings. Instead, they glide on warm air currents called thermals.
  • Storks make huge nests in trees, on cliffs, on roofs or even on the tops of telephone poles. The nests are used year after year. They can be 9 feet wide or larger.
  • Storks can’t sing the way most birds can. They can hiss or screech. They also clatter their bills together.
A Group of Storks Eating Dead Animals

Some storks are like garbage men. They eat dead or dying animals and keep the area clean.

Stork Vocabulary

  1. Tropical: warm year-round
  2. Swamp: wet, muddy area with plants and animals
  3. Glide: float smoothly
  4. Current: column of air
A Stork Nest on Top of a Post Image

Storks make huge nests in trees, on cliffs, on roofs or even on the tops of telephone poles.

Learn More All About Storks

Have a look at this amazing video of a mother stork:

A video footage of a stork feeding a snake to its babies.

Stork Q&A

Question: How do storks feed their babies?

Answer: Both the moms and dads spit up half-eaten fish and frogs for their babies.

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Question: Do storks live alone?

Answer: Sometimes, but more often they live in colonies, or large groups.

 

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