Kori Bustard Day
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for an activity-packed day devoted to one of the Zoo’s coolest birds: the kori bustard!
- Meet Tuza, the kori bustard at Zoo Atlanta, and a member of her care team for special Kori Bustard Keeper talks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Take part in games and activities showcasing Earth’s heaviest flighted bird; and
- Purchase an exclusive Animal Awareness Day tote bag, with 100 percent of proceeds directly benefitting the Kori Bustard Species Survival Plan® (SSP).
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.
Why should you care about koris?
It is believed that kori bustard populations in Africa have declined about 25 percent over the past 47 years, but there is not a current total population estimate. Kori bustards are still common in areas where they can live undisturbed by humans, but those areas are becoming fewer and farther between.
One of the kori bustard’s greatest threats is colliding with power lines, which are becoming more widespread in Africa every year. Similarly, in the United States, many of our native birds suffer from collisions with windows. Human-made structures are a necessity for our lives, but changes can be made to help our feathered friends, here and abroad. For example, Zoo Atlanta uses bird tape on our windows to help prevent collisions. You can help kori bustards by supporting organizations that participate in kori bustard conservation, research, public education and awareness.