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Learn about the role of vultures in our environment at The World Center for Birds of Prey on Sept. 4

31 August 2010
BOISE, Idaho – Learn about the vital role that condors and other vultures play in our environment on Saturday, September 4, at The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey.

International Vulture Awareness Day is being celebrated that day around the world to highlight an important group of scavenging birds that is increasingly threatened with extinction.

One of the world's largest and rarest vultures – the California Condor – will be on display in the new Condor Cliffs exhibit, which opened in June. Visitors can enjoy close-up views of these critically endangered birds from three sides of the innovative display. The World Center for Birds of Prey is home to the world's largest flock of captive vultures, which produce offspring that are released to the wild near the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Vulture-related activities throughout the day at the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center will include films, kids' activities and flight demonstrations by Lucy, a 10-year-old turkey vulture. She came to the World Center for Birds of Prey as a 5-month-old chick after being rescued from people who had taken her illegally from the wild.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth
Information: 362-8687
Location: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane (6 miles south of I-84 on South Cole Road.)
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For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-3716
Direct Phone: 208-362-8277

Additional contact

Susan Whaley, public relations coordinator
(208) 362-8274 direct
(208) 860-2641 cell
(208) 362-3716 main
The Peregrine Fund