Did you know that even our feathered family members contribute to conservation? The feathers some of our birds naturally shed, or molt, are donated each month to the Feather Distribution Project. This worthwhile organization redistributes donated plumes to Native American tribes in an effort to prevent the illegal smuggling and plucking of endangered birds.
Bird feathers are colorful, beautiful and revered by some cultures. That's why our Aviculture staff teams up with the Feather Distribution Project to collect and donate molted feathers to the Pueblo Indians for use in traditional religious ceremonies.