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