Botanical Garden Brings Raptor Show to Community

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Birds of prey stopped by the Huntsville Botanical Garden on Wednesday. The Southeaster Raptor Education Unit out of Auburn brought around 8 different types of birds to grace the skies and put on a special performance for North Alabama residents.

The Raptor Show had two different performances and featured all kinds of birds including hawks, eagles, falcons and owls. Nova, Auburn's War Eagle, even made a special appearance to wow the crowd.

Carol Casey with the Huntsville Botanical Garden told WHNT News 19 that the Raptor Show is an event that they look forward to hosting every year. She feels it's an important part of the Garden's educational programs. "We feel it's very important in all aspects of course," said Casey. "It's nature and ecology, and it helps educate adults, children, and it's part of our mission statement," she said.

Jennie Sun is the event coordinator for the Botanical Garden and says the Raptor Show helps teach children of all ages about wildlife. "We want our kids, especially the younger generation to understand why animals are here," she said. "We want them to have fun while learning."

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