Wilson’s World HomeSchool: Meeting Cinereous Vultures at the Riverbanks Zoo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  This week, during our trip to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, Milo Anderson and Bird Keeper, Samantha Amstutz, join us to introduce us to Cinereous vultures.  These birds serve as nature’s recyclers and possess adaptations specially designed to help them do their dirty work. Their beaks and talons are designed to handle meat, and their digestive tract can neutralize diseases including anthrax, botulism and cholera!

The Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens in Columbia, S.C. is open, but for a limited number of visitors each day and reserved timed tickets are required for entry.  The are also offering Z-learning on-line programs.  For more information on the zoo’s hours, current programs, events and Z-learning go to their website riverbanks.org.  Or you can make a virtual visit by heading over to YouTube and checking out their channel.  And be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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