BIRDS OF PREY
Birds of prey, hunt and feed on other animals. These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks. Birds of prey generally prey on vertebrates, which are usually quite large relative to the size of the bird.
Most also eat carrion (dead and decaying flesh of an animal.), at least occasionally, and vultures and condors eat carrion as their main food source. Many raptor species are considered apex predators.
There are 421 species of birds of prey, 133 of them are owls. Birds of prey are one of the most threatened groups of birds. In the last 20 or 30 years the cutting down of forest and jungle, even small woodlands have destroyed their habitat.You can learn more and see some of the owl species we have during our daily bird display.