'Abou', the shoebill who has recently arrived at Exmoor Zoo. Born and bred in Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium in 2008, she is one of 11 left in captivity in the world. See SWNS story SWOCbill. An extremely rare 'dinosaur' bird - the only one of its kind in the UK - is patiently waiting for a lifelong mate to help save her entire species. Meet Abou - the female shoebill that has recently arrived at Exmoor Zoo as part of an international breeding programme to propagate her species back into existence.he unique looking bird is just one of eleven shoebills in the world currently in captivity, but due to their somewhat unorthodox mating rituals, alongside threats arising from climate change, they are a species "massively under threat".Derek Gibson, curator at Exmoor Zoo, says the zoo team have been "delighted" to welcome their newest member of the family.