The Fort Worth Zoo wants to make sure future generations aren't scarred by bird trauma and give the respect our feathered friends deserve. The zoo works to conserve several species of birds and is home to 109 species, and the zoo's exhibits in a section called Raptor Canyon show four species of birds in their simulated natural habitats, including king vultures, condors and two types of eagles. Another program aiding these efforts is Bird Bonanza, a two-day celebration of our winged pals.
Bird Bonanza is offered free to zoo visitors Saturday and Sunday, and includes demonstrations of raptors and how to band birds and activities such as scavenger hunts and making bird feeders. Keepers will also talk about birds and host live bird shows. Plus the first 100 kids each day receive paper binoculars called "Zoomers." And, as usual, Raptor Canyon will be open, so you can enter the aviary and hang out with vultures and eagles separated from them by only a mesh screen. But only if you dare.