September 3–5, 2022

International Vulture Awareness Day

Join us at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5 as we celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day. From Europe to the Americas, and across Africa as well as Asia, these awe-inspiring birds are vital to our shared ecosystems worldwide. Soar into a weekend celebrating these fascinating scavengers, with fun for the whole family. Meet the incredible team of wildlife experts who care for them, see how you measure up to their impressive wingspans, explore fun activities while discovering how your support is helping to secure their future, and so much more!

*Event offerings and availability subject to change without notice.

Ask the Experts!

  • Saturday, September 3–Monday, September 5
  • Select times, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Wildlife Ambassador Stage and Condor Ridge

Enjoy exclusive opportunities to meet with wildlife care specialists and conservation scientists as they share more about some of the planet’s largest and most intriguing birds. Discover what it takes to care for vultures, as well as the groundbreaking conservation efforts you make possible at the Safari Park and around the world.

Wildlife Care Specialist Talk at Ambassador Stage

  • a.m.

Wildlife Care Specialist Talk at Condor Ridge

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • p.m.

Spanish Language Wildlife Care Specialist Talk at Condor Ridge

  • 11:30 a.m.

Activities Table

  • Saturday, September 3–Monday, September 5
  • Select times, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Nairobi Walk

Swoop by and channel your creativity, as well as your inner scientist. Practice making your own bird’s nest, discover how puppets helped save the California condor, and help add to our one-of-a-kind vulture art piece.

Wishes for Wings

  • Saturday, September 3–Monday, September 5
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Nairobi Walk

Protecting vultures takes a global allianceand it begins with you! Make your wish for vulture conservation, and get your face painted to show off your love for our feathered friends.

Flightline Safari

  • Reservation required

Spread your wings and soar above the Safari Parkon Flightline Safari. You’ll experience a spectacular bird’s-eye view of our sprawling savannas teeming with herds of rhinos, giraffes, and Cape buffalo, as you travel nearly two-thirds of a mile on a zip line, high above the incredible wildlife below. Make your reservation today.

Together for Wildlife

As an ally, you’re securing the future for wildlife and the planet we all share. Your monthly gift helps save, protect, and care for wildlife at the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and in eight key conservation hubs across the globe. Together, we’re creating a world where all life thrives.

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