My future creature is the Keel-Billed Toucan. Currently, the primary threats to this animal are deforestation and habitat loss. In the future the Keel-Billed toucan will have a longer, more curved beak, increasing from ⅓ of its length to ½ of its length to better circulate its temperature with rising temperatures due to climate change as well as more easily eat insects and lizards due to lack of fruit from deforestation. This toucan will also spend more time on or near the forest floor to get food and seek shelter at night. To protect itself from forest floor predators the toucan will have longer and broader wings to help with taking off faster as well as flying longer with less energy. The shorter, wider tail will also help with this. To compensate for the weight of the longer beak and wings the toucan will become shorter.
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