With an approximately 1.2-meter body and weighing approximately five kilograms, shoebills are birds that are large indeed. They have huge beaks and are known to be able to remain almost completely still for hours when taking aim at their prey. They live in marshy areas of eastern and central Africa or in neighboring prairies. They eat fish, frogs, and snakes, and although rare, they also eat small animals such as young water birds as well. They are excellent at flying and possess a wingspan measuring approximately two meters. The scale of this papercraft is approximately 1/4 of the original size of a shoebill.