St. Augustine Alligator Farm to celebrate vultures | News
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- To increase the public's awareness of the birds that are considered to be nature's disposal system, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will be celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day this weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, the park will offer visitors an opportunity to feed the vultures at the Birds of Africa exhibit and learn more about them through games and presentations, according to a release from the park.
Kids will have the opportunity to build a vulture nest and take home vulture-related coloring pages. Meal worms and meat will also be available for purchase to feed the vultures.
The park will be one of 100 entities participating in the day, which was first celebrated at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England and at the Birds of Prey Programme in South Africa.
"The Alligator Farm's goal of participating in International Vulture Awareness Day is to educate zoo guests about the purpose of this group of birds, the perils they face and how their population decreases affect humans," said Bird and Mammal Curator Gen Anderson.