The Wings Financial "World of Birds" Show demonstrates to Zoo guests the natural abilities of birds, the diversity of bird species on our planet, and the importance of conservation action. Shows are presented outside in the Weesner Family Amphitheater from Memorial Day to Labor Day and during the winter months in the Target Learning Center.
The collection that is featured in the Wings Financial "World of Birds" show is completely separate from the collection of birds managed by the Minnesota Zoo Bird Department. It consists of 33 birds representing 20 different species.
Interns learn how to clean bird enclosures, prepare diets, monitor bird feeding and other behaviors, and provide enrichment for the Bird Show collections. Interns learn safe and ethical parrot and raptor handling skills and develop situational awareness for working around animals in a fast-paced environment.
All interns complete an educational project developed in consultation with Zoo staff.