GRAND RAPIDS, Mich - The Realm of Flight bird show has returned to John Ball Zoo for a second summer. The eye-popping free flight bird show will be at the Zoo through Sept. 3rd.

Realm of Flight features 10 awe-inspiring birds, each demonstrating their own unique talent. From a story-telling parrot, to a recycling raven, to an eagle that flies right over head, this show has something every family member will enjoy. This year, the show will feature 3 spectacular, new birds including a Eurasian Eagle Owl, a green-winged macaw, and an Abdim’s stork.

The Realm of Flight bird show comes to the Zoo from the World Bird Sanctuary, known internationally as a first-class bird conservation organization. The WBS is dedicated to the propagation, rescue, rehabilitation and preservation of birds – especially birds of prey.

“I hope guests take away a new appreciation for birds and how to help the environment,” says Realm of Flight supervisor, Kate Burkman. “A big point of our show is conservation and we want to make sure people know how easy it is for them to help the environment at home.”

Realm of Flight will be presented three times a day in the amphitheater in the Forest Realm, near the Amur tigers. The Zoo is thrilled that the bird show is returning for a second summer. Tickets for the show are $2.

John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Avenue, one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids.

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