Fourth Annual International Vulture Awareness Day 9/1/12

Fourth Annual International Vulture Awareness Day
Asian-White-Backed-VultureSeptember 1, 2012, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177

Why do vultures connote such negative thoughts in people?  Could it be we are not too familiar with them? Did you know that of the 23 vulture species in the world, 11 are in “threatened” status? Are you aware Zoo Miami is the only accredited institution in the United States to have an Asian white-backed vulture (named Peanut)?  Well, here is a fun opportunity to learn about these birds’ plight and perhaps even change your mind about them!
Saturday, September 1, 2012, marks the Fourth Annual International Vulture Awareness Day and Zoo Miami, along with other zoos and conservation organizations such as the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK), will celebrate it with a variety of fun vulture-themed activities and educational displays to engage the entire family.
The festivities will take place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Tables will be located next to the condor and the nilgai exhibits, where the cinereous vultures are housed.
So come on out, talk to one of our AAZK members or volunteers and learn about these unfairly maligned birds!

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