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$12.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
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Open Friday, May 4 until 8pm


Green Heron


This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Butorides virescens

History at CuriOdyssey

This heron fractured his wing and now has limited flight. He has been at CuriOdyssey since 1997.

Fun Facts about Herons

The Green Heron are one of the few tool-using birds; it will drop bait on the surface of water and grab the fish that are attracted to the bait. A group of herons may be called a “battery,” “hedge,” “pose,” “rookery,” or “scattering.”

What do Herons eat?

Fish, frogs, small snakes, aquatic insects, and occasionally mice. At CuriOdyssey, they are served smelt, hard boiled egg.

How long do Herons live?

In the Wild: ~10 years.
In Captivity: ~10-15 years.

Where do Herons live?

Found in marshlands/wetlands, freshwater, and brackish ponds. They range in North America and Central America.

Are Green Herons endangered?

They are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. No special wildlife conservation status; populations appear stable, although it ’s difficult determine accurate numbers due to the Green Heron’s shy and secretive nature.

Adopt me!

Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.


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San Mateo, CA 94401


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