Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to Host Vulture Awareness Day

On September 3rd, Humane Society Calumet Area’s Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (MRWRC) plans to honor what the center says is one of the most misunderstood animals — the vulture.

Held on International Vulture Awareness Day, MRWRC will host an educational program from noon to 3 p.m. in celebration of the vulture and the important role the species plays in the health of the local environment. This educational program will feature presentations held at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., informational booths and activities and crafts for all ages at the center, located at 570 N. 450 E., Valparaiso, Ind.

Attendees can learn about the natural history of the local wildlife clean-up crew and why vultures are so crucial to the health of the local environment.

To learn more about the event, contact Nicole at 219-299-8027 or [email protected] More information about MRWRC is available at www.mrwildliferehab.org.

About Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
MRWRC was founded in 1997 by a group of wildlife rehabilitators and enthusiasts. Its primary mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return orphaned and injured wildlife to the wild. In addition, the center provides educational opportunities for the community that promote informed and humane interaction with native wildlife. In 2014, MRWRC partnered with Humane Society Calumet Area, which allowed the center to substantially expand the scope of its mission and delivery of its services. In 2015, MRWRC admitted 1,075 injured and orphaned native wildlife.