Kori Bustard Day
10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Join us for an activity-packed day devoted to some of the Zoo’s coolest birds: kori bustards!
- Join our resident kori bustards, Snake and Tuza, and one of their keepers for a special Kori Bustard Keeper Talk at 11 a.m.;
- Try games and activities showcasing Earth’s heaviest flighted birds; and
- Purchase an exclusive kori bustard button, with 100 percent of proceeds directly benefiting kori bustard preservation in the wild.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.
Why should you care about koris?
Although their population size is unknown, it is estimated that kori bustard populations have declined by as much as 21 percent in east Africa in recent years. Challenges include habitat loss; habitat fragmentation; collisions with power lines; and illegal hunting for bushmeat, traditional medicines and feathers.
Zoo Atlanta contributes to kori bustard conservation by participating in the Kori Bustard Species Survival Plan® (SSP) and by educating our guests on the factors creating challenges for this species in the wild.
You can help! Help us support research and breeding programs to protect this species in zoos and in its native Africa, and help us spread the word to raise awareness of the impact of habitat loss and the bushmeat trade on African wildlife.
Want to learn more the kori bustard?
Download the coloring book here.