I have to love my 'job"...I would never have expected that while working as a conference photographer I would have come across this...
Walking out of the venue, I was confronted by this Verreaux's (Black) Eagle called Rain
and his handler James Oertel
And after a walk through the Kopanong Hotel and Conference centre,
time for fluffing up the feathers and a quick bath
Oliver, and African Barn Owl...
with a face shaped like that he could probably make a good Valentine's gift
This bird looks like a Gannet on steroids...it is actually a Palm-nut Vulture called "H"
Unlike "real" vultures, this species lives mainly on the South African east coast where they live off the fruit of the introduced Raphia palm
One of my favourite raptors...A Short tailed (Bateleur) Eagle.
This one is called Grant...I have no idea why!
Time for a pedicure? The scales on the feet are designed to enable this raptor to catch snakes without getting bitten in the process
The only non-indigenous raptor at the facility...
Inka, the South American Black Breasted Buzzard Eagle
This six year old male was the highlight of my visit
The sanctuary is open from 2-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Morning sessions start at 10 and is reserved for booked tours and Groupon specials
Booking is essential and you can find out more about the current specials by visiting the web site:
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