International Vulture Awareness Day

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International Vulture Awareness Day
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International Vulture Awareness Day says
Zoos and conservation organizations worldwide mark International Vulture Awareness Day on September 3 – join Zoo Atlanta for an early celebration on Saturday, August 27! Bring the family for an action-packed day devoted to some of Earth’s most crucial creatures.

Check out a hooded vulture flight demonstration at 11 a.m.

Watch a lappet-faced vulture feeding at 11:30 a.m.

Join special Keeper Talks: King Vulture Talk at 1 p.m. and Hooded Vulture Talk at 1:30 p.m.
Activities are free for Members and children under 3; free with general admission.

Why do vultures matter?

Found on every continent except Antarctica and Australia, vultures consume carrion – a food most other animals won’t touch. As such, these often misunderstood birds are invaluable contributors to ecosystems around the world. We don’t want to imagine a planet without them – not only do they keep our environments clean, but they also prevent the spread of disease.

What’s the problem?

Vultures are among the world’s fastest-declining bird species. Of the 10 African vulture species, seven are now listed as critically endangered or endangered. Their decline is largely due to poisoning and consequences of poaching. One poisoned elephant carcass can kill as many as 500 vultures.

You can help by sharing what you know with others, and be sure to join us on August 27 to learn more about what you can do to protect vultures around the globe, as well as right here at home in Georgia.
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By: Zoo Atlanta