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International Vulture Awareness Day

A Resourceful Scavenger

The vulture needs a new PR person. Associated with death and rot, these hook-necked avians signal gruesome endings. But though this fowl's mission is seen as foul, is not the vulture Mother Nature's recycling agent? Her janitor? Sure, its head is bald so it can keep clean while pecking through entrails. But corpse disposal is filthy work, and someone's got to do it. Some species of vulture are close to extinction. Speak with biologists about why this feathered friend/fiend is fascinating in the Africa Exhibit at the zoo on Saturday, Sept. 1, which is International Vulture Awareness Day. The event is included with the price of general admission. (Marisa Demarco)

Saturday Sept 1, 2012

903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 764-6214
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

Included with zoo admission

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

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Underappreciated and often criticized, vultures are fascinating birds that play an important role as janitors of the environment.

See also: Blog Entry

International Vulture Awareness Day

The vulture needs a new PR person. Associated with death and rot, these hook-necked avians signal gruesome endings. But though this fowl's mission is seen as foul, is not the vulture Mother Nature's recycling agent? Her janitor? Sure, its head is bald so it can keep clean while pecking through entrails. But corpse disposal is filthy work, and someone's got to do it. Some species of vulture are close to extinction. Speak with biologists about why this feathered friend/fiend is fascinating in the Africa Exhibit at the zoo on Saturday, Sept. 1, which is International Vulture Awareness Day. The event is included with the price of general admission.

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