The Raptor Exhibit is a seasonal exhibit. The birds-of-prey will be available for viewing May thru November. If you plan to visit in May or November please call the Center at 800 257-2570 for specific dates.
Raptors are a type of bird of prey that specializes in catching and killing their prey with their talons. Often they have several other important adaptations that help them succeed as hunters, but the feature that distinguishes them from other birds of prey, like pelicans and herons, is their feet.
Diurnal (daytime) raptors typically have adaptations that make them faster in flight, and they rely more on acute vision than their nocturnal (night time) counterparts. Nocturnal raptors, on the other hand, tend to have muffled feathers, so that their flight is nearly silent and they tend to have better hearing than the raptors that dominate in the daytime.
The Center has several raptors who, for various reasons, can no longer survive in the wild. Visit the raptor exhibit to see some of these amazing predators.
Click here to see the Weekly Program Schedule for the live birds-of-prey programs.
See all the raptors at the Grizzly & Wolf Discover Center on the Birds of Prey page