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"Carolina Raptor Center" Top 5 Page for this destination Charlotte Things to Do Tip by etfromnc

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Unlike their mythical cousins, the velociraptors, modern-day raptors are real birds of prey that strike like death from the sky. Visitors can expect to see a wide variety of these fearsome creatures, from eagles to owls, some of which can be seen up close and personal at one of the center's several live programs and tours. On a clear day, fortunate guests can catch a clear view of the resident raptor, Emma , a white barn owl taken under the wing of the center following a series of broken bones. Too fragile to survive in the wild, Emma now pitches in around the center, raising wildlife awareness and taloning up rogue litter.

The Carolina Raptor Center supports environmental conservation and safeguards community health by treating injured and orphaned raptors. Raptors are leading scientific indicators of a healthy environment. The Carolina Raptor Center offers a pleasant afternoon or morning walk along its nature trail. Enjoy over twenty species of raptors - hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Learn how these birds have adapted special characteristics to occupy a particular environmental niche and how they serve as indicators of our community's health.

There is an admission fee, $6-8 for most of us.

Address: 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville
Directions: North of Charlotte and west of I-77

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2010
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