Shoebills are actually one of my favourite birds (I know I say this a lot but I have a lot of favourites). They can live up to 35 years and can be up to 4.5ft tall (140cm) - that's about up to my shoulders!
Shoebills are also an EDGE species which means they're evolutionarily distinct and if they were to become extinct we have nothing else like it on earth. Sadly they are called as vulnerable due to habitat loss and destruction but also because of the illegal pet trade.
Are you a shoebill fan?