Learn About Birds At The National Aviary

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Just twenty-six minutes from The Haven at Cranberry Woods is the only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds. It’s called the National Aviary and it is home to more than 500 birds that represent 150 species.

According to its website, the exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

Exhibits include:

Penguin Point – This $1.7 million exhibit takes visitors to the rocky shores of South Africa to experience the sights and sounds of an actual penguin colony. The eighteen African penguins entertain the crowd by swimming, waddling, and scaling rocks.

Condor Court – Condor Court is one of the newest exhibits and it is home to four Andean Condors. They live in high mountain regions from Venezuela to Patagonia. With a wingspan of ten feet, Andean Condors are one of the largest raptors in the world. Visitors can see these impressive birds through a large viewing glass and learn about the efforts to protect this species at the conservation station.

Eagle Hall – As you explore Eagle Hall, you will see Steller’s Sea Eagles, one of the largest species on the globe as they have a wingspan of 6.5 to 8 feet. They typically live in eastern Russia, northern Japan, and South Korea, as they are quite comfortable living in a range of temperatures. This exhibit also houses Eurasian Eagle Owls, which are the largest species of owl in the world.

If you would like to call our apartment community home, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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