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June 12, 2009

Hand Feed Birds: Update from Tracy Aviary

Nose-to-Beak Encounter - Now Open at the Tracy Aviary!

Tracy Aviary announces the public re-opening of Amazon Adventure, the Aviary's interactive feeding exhibit featuring one of the Amazon Basin's most adventurous and engaging birds, the Sun Conure. A delightful, intimate experience, the Sun Conure feeding is sure to be a sell-out summer hit.

Sun Conures are native to savannas and coastal forests and the Amazon Basin in South America. Social and active, Sun Conures regularly flock in groups of up to 30. In Tracy Aviary's Amazon Adventure enclosure, these medium-size (up to 12 inches) members of the parrot family flock right to hand to feed on chunks of apple and squawk at each other, entertaining and delighting children and adults alike.

Tracy Aviary is currently pursuing a strategic initiative and a newly completed master plan will change the Aviary as the community has known it. With support from Salt Lake County voters last year in the form of a $20 million bond to remodel and expand their facilities, Tracy Aviary's theme of migration will trace the migratory path of birds from the southern tip of Argentina to Alaska and back, highlighting the importance Utah plays in that journey. All areas of the Aviary will take on an educational focus and bring your visit to the Aviary to a new level of fun and interest.

An exemplary exhibit of the "Aviary of the Americas," Amazon Adventure offers daily interactions for eight persons at each of the five feedings: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Angela Rumel at 801-596-8500 x 108

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