Episode 10: Vultures

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Inside the Episode

Episode 10 of Untamed features vultures -- nature's clean-up crew. These animals are sometimes thought of as "gross" or may have a sinister reputation associated with death, but Wildlife Center staff explain how these special birds are not just an important part of our ecosystem but can be beautiful and charismatic as well. Learn more about vultures and meet Buttercup, the Center's non-releasable resident Black Vulture, who has his own cult following!


Read the stories of the animals featured inside this episode!


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Share your love of vultures with the world by purchasing your very own Carrion Bag! 






Sponsor Buttercup, the Center's charismatic education Black Vulture through the Caring for Critters program






Read Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird by Katie Fallon -- this is one of the Center's online wildlife book club selections











Celebrate the awesomeness of vultures with this Bird and Moon comic. 







Want to see more vultures, including Buttercup? Check out the Wildlife Center's YouTube vulture playlist: 




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For Classrooms

Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing.  

Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at edu@wildlifecenter.org

Looking for more vulture information? Email us at wildlife@wildlifecenter.org

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