Despite usually living near running water, and unlike most members of the Ibis family, Waldrapp Ibis doesn't wade.
The genus name Geronticus means "old man" in greek and refers to their wrinkled bald heads, and eremita is a Latin reference to them being "desert hermits". Waldrapp is German for "forest crow"
1.8 Million Years on Earth
Thanks to the fossil record, we know that he Waldrapp Ibis (and/or its close ancestor) has been around for at least 1.8 million years!