Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Yekaterinburg Zoo hosts Bird Day festivities for patrons

Yekaterinburg Zoo celebrated International Bird Day, an annual Russian celebration since 1927, on Saturday.

The zoo hosted a feast on the second floor of its Ekzoterrarium pavilion for its most generous donors and patrons. During the feast, attendees were able to feed some of the world's most exotic birds and witness birds building nests, Ekburg.ru reports.

Patrons of the zoo had the opportunity to interact with numerous rare birds, including toucans, marabou, turaco, eagles, vultures, owls, cockatoos, macaws and parrots. This year's featured birds were the owl-tailed heron and the gray heron, which are native to the Ural region.

The first bird day was held in 1849 in the United States as a children's holiday, according to Ekburg.ru.