Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre, Rotorua

You may handle a form of the New Zealand falcon or karearea every day without realizing – it’s the bird on the back of our $20 note. If you want to handle a falcon for real you may get the chance at Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre in Rotorua.

Mike’s hand shot up with the rest of the crowd when there was a chance for Atareta the falcon to perch on the gloved hand of volunteers. Mike’s hand was one of many Atareta was happy to stand on, but she was determined to get the food he was holding.

Mike holding tight to food for Atareta at Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre


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