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South Yorkshire wildlife centre supports vulture charity

Bird trainer Justine Lig with 19 year old Vernon the R�ppell's Griffon Vulture

Bird trainer Justine Lig with 19 year old Vernon the R�ppell's Griffon Vulture

Caring staff at a South Yorkshire wildlife centre have raised more than £5,000 for a charity which protects critically-endangered vultures.

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston started a fundraising campaign three months ago for the VulPro charity, which is based in South Africa.

The centre’s latest event for the cause was a Vulture Fundraising Evening, which included a variety of live entertainment and a charity auction.

More than £1,200 was raised on the night, bringing the total raised for the charity so far to £5,753.

Now the team have broken the £5,000 barrier centre bird trainer Justine Lig will shave her head on International Vulture Awareness Day on September 6, to raise further funds for the cause.

All money raised will help fund the construction of a new aviary for VulPro’s 90 un-releasable vultures, as well as ongoing monitoring and research projects and expanding a Cape Vulture breeding programme.

Justine’s colleagues, Ben Coulson and Heather Scott, will wield the clippers on September 6 in the free-flying bird shows at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Normal admission charges apply.

To sponsor Justine log on to www.vulpro.co.uk

 

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