Birds of Prey
The Bald Eagle, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Caracara, Griffon Vulture, Ferruginous Hawk or Harris’s Hawk are some of the protagonists of the birds of prey falconry exhibition, the ancient art of hunting honoured in 2010 as Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.
Selwo Aventura offers a birds of prey show every morning in the new terraced exhibitions clearing, located within a natural setting of exceptional beauty between the Central Village and the Reserve of the Lakes.
Birds of Prey
In the afternoons the birds of prey exhibition moves to Nature’s Portico, specifically in an area close to the Lake of Africa.
During the exhibition you can see spectacular flights while expert trainers provide an educational talk on the morphological, biological and behavioural characteristics of these birds of prey from all corners of the Planet.
The exhibitions programme has an exclusive proposition: the snakes exhibition which enables you to get up close to and even hold and caress species such as the Boa Constrictor, King Python, Indian Python, False Coral, Corn Snake …
The monitors explain the morphological characteristics of snakes, as well as the different species, their diet and way of life, demystifying the idea of a dangerous reptile which many associate with these legendary cold-blooded animals who play an important role in the cycle of nature.
During the exhibition, which is held in the Central Village in the morning and in Nature’s Portico in the afternoon during summer months, you will find out in detail about the composition of the scales, the great flexibility of the skin, the jaws of these vertebrates, the way they capture and swallow their prey, or how they do not have external hearing but can detect vibrations on the ground through the jaw... and other characteristics of these mysterious animals which have inhabited the world for some 140 million years.