On this trip we partner with the Audubon Institute to feature a discussion of species conservation work underway at the Audubon Institute Freeport McMoRan Audubon Species Conservation Center. The 1200 acre restricted access facility, opened in 1993, has worked to enhance populations of species under stress including species such as sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, several species of endangered storks, clouded leopards, Mexican grey wolves, red wolves, bongo antelope and eland.
Next we visit the flamingo flocks at the zoo. In July 2016 zoo visitors viewed the first hatching of a flamingo chick in over 5 years at the zoo. Bring your camera for the up close viewings of the flamingo flock. We will also visit the aviary with a variety of species present.
After the tour you are welcome to visit the remainder of the zoo with the group or explore on your own.