These two beautiful birds are White Naped Ravens (Corvus albicollis). Although Shaqui has been with us for a little bit, Pete has just recently been brought in to pair with Shaqui. The White Napped Raven originally hails from the eastern and southern parts of Africa, generally found around small villages and town around the mountainous areas. They can grow to be approximately 54cm (21.4 inches) long, and weight as much as 2lbs (865 grams)! The large white spot on the back of their neck, as well as an ivory tip on their beak identify the ravens.
The White Napped Raven is known to be one of the most intelligent species of raven, some have been known to learn basic human words, and might even have the ability to count! They are generally tame animals, even in the wild, and have a very mischievous personality, known to be tricksters and areal stars in some areas. Their diets consist of mostly anything editable. Ravens are omnivores, which means they will eat both meat and plants, including seeds, berries, eggs of other birds, and other small animals.