Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.
The International Vulture Awareness Day has grown from Vulture Awareness Days run by the Birds of Prey Programme of the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England, who decided to work together and expand the initiative into an international event.
We too are passionate about these intriguing birds and the need for the conservation of vultures by highlighting the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists on this special day.
So come along and meet our hooded vultures and turkey vultures as we explain all about them as they demonstrate their wonderful character in our flying demonstrations on the day.
EXTRA! Download some free children’s games and craft activities all about Vultures including the Clean-Up Crew, a Vulture Map, Join-the-Dots, Word Search, Vulture Maze, Word Scramble and Hooded & Turkey Vulture Colouring pages, courtesy of the guys at Birdorable.com