Join us for a look at the fascinating and fragile world of vultures. We’ll get up close and personal with an American Black Vulture and learn about the plight of Africa’s critically endangered Hooded Vulture. See for yourself why ornithologists since John James Audubon have been curious about the olfactory ability of the Turkey Vulture. Finally, visit the Center for Birds of Prey’s “Vulture Restaurant” to see wild vultures and even perhaps a Bald Eagle as they feed on carrion. You’ll learn about the causes and consequences of vulture declines in Africa and Asia and gain an appreciation for the important role vultures play as one of our most efficient and valuable scavengers.
Grade Range: 4-9