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International Vulture Awareness Day at the LA Zoo
September 7 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Los Angeles Zoo celebrates International Vulture Awareness Day to raise awareness for these charismatic, yet often misunderstood birds, with an array of engaging, educational, and entertaining activities and programs for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the day’s activities will spotlight the Los Angeles Zoo’s considerable conservation efforts to save the California condor and other endangered vultures, highlighting their significant ongoing role in restoring the California condor population in the wild and saving it from the brink of extinction.
Zoo guests will have the chance to get up-close views of Dolly the California condor and Cacique the king vulture at keeper walkabouts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or watch these birds soar at the World of Birds Show at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. There will be several educational stations to learn about lead and its effect on the vulture’s health, as well as the vulture’s vital role in keeping the planet’s ecosystem healthy. Children can explore their creative side by making condor-themed crafts, playing a vulture-saving doctor, or taking flight as a condor during the day’s activities happening between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. New this year, a rock-climbing wall will engage willing participants ages 4 and up (must wear closed-toe shoes.)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife will be on hand to talk about the California condor’s resurgence from near extinction to bringing the total population to more than 460 today.
All International Vulture Awareness Day activities are free with paid Zoo admission.
Tickets are $22 for General Admission (ages 13 to 61); $19 for Seniors (ages 62+), and $17 for Children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under age two.
Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.