Ongoing scientific research has proven what's always been clear intuitively: Humans and the nonhuman beings we live among share a profound bond. In most cases, that is. Some of our fellow creatures aren't going to get friended on Facebook — the vulture paramount among them. Yet vultures play an essential role in balanced ecosystems around the world, even if they don't look pretty doing it. Today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join the good folks of the World Bird Sanctuary (125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park; 636-225-4390 or www.worldbirdsanctuary.org) as they celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day. The free event features vultures from North America and Africa, an Andean Condor (yup, they're part of the vulture clan), kid-centric activities and even a free-flight show courtesy of some of these real vulture ambassadors, live and on the wing.
Sat., Sept. 4, 2010