What Are Birds?
Birds are the only vertebrates that have feathers. All birds are warm-blooded, and they lay eggs. Adaptations such as hollow bones enable most birds to fly, although there are flightless birds, including the ostrich.
There are nearly 10,000 bird species in the world; below is the list of birds on exhibit at the Zoo or in the World of Birds Show.
World of Birds Show
Shows daily (except Tuesdays) at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
At the Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.
More than 20 species of birds perform in the show, including macaws, condors, vultures, crane, hornbill, hawks, owls, and eagles. Phoenix, the Harris’ hawk, preforms the most notable behavior by flying off the hill, through the turret at a tremendous speed, and landing on a trainer’s glove stationed in the stands.
Launched by a major gift from the Angela Collier Foundation in memory of Angela Collier, the new Angela Collier World of Birds Theater re-opened to the public in 2014.