Thank you to everyone – sponsors, silent auction donors, volunteers and visitors – who supported Vulture Awareness Weekend at The Raptors.
The 50/50 Draw raised a total of $731.00 and the winning ticket number is 0434551. Please contact us or stop by The Raptors between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5th with your copy of the winning ticket to claim your cash prize of $365.50!!!
Did you know that vultures are the most endangered group of birds in the world?
Vultures are nature’s clean-up crew and one of the most effective agents for disease control. Potent digestive acids enable vultures to consume infected carcasses without propagating disease. But vulture species across Asia and Africa are nearing extinction due (largely) to poisoning, which is entirely preventable. The “Bring Out Your Dead” campaign is not just a humorous spin on a Monty Python classic, it’s intended to illustrate a much more serious issue; namely the connection between declining vulture populations and a rise in human deaths due to diseases such as rabies and anthrax.
Join us on September 2nd & 3rd for a BBQ, silent auction and special vulture-themed activities in support of International Vulture Awareness Day. Proceeds from the event-day activities will be donated to global vulture conservation efforts and to the Raptor Rescue Society.
Event entry by General Admission. BYOB (Bring Your Own Body).