International Vulture Awareness Day - Saturday 3 September 2016

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Oregon Zoo

CountryUnited States
Activities on the dayAt 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., visitors can stop by the zoo’s Condors of the Columbia habitat for keeper talks and up-close views of these colorful, charismatic and critically endangered birds. Though native to the region, and commonly seen here during the time of Lewis and Clark, California condors haven’t soared through Northwest skies for more than a century. Volunteers will be on hand throughout the day, providing information about these enormous birds and the actions we can take to protect them. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can take part in vulture games and activities at the zoo’s Family Farm. A representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be on hand discussing turkey vulture adaptations. And the Zoo Store will be selling “condor care packages” — boxes containing a condor plush-toy, magnet, postcard and certificate of appreciation — with proceeds supporting the zoo’s efforts on behalf of the federal California condor recovery program.
ContactGwen Harris

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