Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Jacana

Share

Jacana

Jacana

Have you ever seen a bird walk on water? Colorful jacanas sometimes look like they are doing just that. Their long legs and super-long toes spread the bird’s weight over a large area, allowing them to walk across floating vegetation, especially lily pads. They are also good swimmers and divers. African jacanas can be seen in the Acacia Woodland habitat at Africa Rocks.