There’s no cost to enjoy vulture-themed activities, but advance admission to the Zoo is required.

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Things to Do

Explore booths and participate in activities celebrating vultures throughout African Rift Valley:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Docents will present educational biofacts and have binoculars available to observe any turkey vultures flying over Cheyenne Mountain. (in Giraffe Plaza)
  • Visit our selfie station and take your own photos with vulture-themed items. Share your selfies and passion for vultures on your own social media accounts with the hashtags #IVAD2023 and #CMZoo. (in Giraffe Plaza)
  • Play an interactive game to understand the dangers of eating poisonous meat for vultures in the wild. (at the Baobab Tree across from the giraffe barn)
  • Engage with an interactive ‘cleaning station’ which demonstrates the unique ways vultures stay clean. (in Giraffe Plaza)
  • Learn about vultures’ defense skills at the ‘vomit’ throwing station. (at Colobus monkey and zebra exhibits)

1:30 p.m.

  • Vulture keeper talk and demonstration (at Giraffe Plaza, near the giraffe statues)