There are many surprises in the natural world. Some are due to our own false interpretations and conclusions, others are due to misinformation we have been given, as well as information that at one time was considered true but has been disproven.
The Draper Museum Raptor Experience will be 10 years old in 2021. In honor of its anniversary, Museum Minute is featuring the 11 raptors in the program. The Raptor Experience is a live raptor education program that shares the region’s wild animals with visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Suli is a […]
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum celebrates the seventh anniversary of its Draper Museum Raptor Experience this year. The Raptor Experience presents educational live-raptor programs to thousands of Center of the West visitors every year. During the winter when Center visitation slows, the Draper Museum Raptor Experience partners with schools […]
Vultures are one of the most misunderstood and maligned species in the world. Suli, the Draper Museum Raptor Experience’s Turkey Vulture, triggers a variety of feelings from our visitors. Upon first seeing her, our visitors initial reactions vary from faces showing disgust to smiles and wonder. Some people comment on how ugly she is, others […]
Did you know that Old World and New World Vultures are not closely related? I was very surprised to learn this when I began to work with Suli, the Draper Museum Raptor Experience’s Turkey Vulture. New World Vultures reside in North, Central, and South America. Old World Vultures can be found in Africa, Asia, and […]
What kind of a vulture is that? If you are in the Cody area, you know it’s a Turkey Vulture. Turkey vultures are the only vulture that migrates to Wyoming for the warmer months, where they help keep our environment clean and disease free by dining on dead animals. In the southern parts of our […]