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Unique Encounters!

Unique Encounters for our Visitors!

 

The Attica Zoological Park now offers a suite of new hands-on programs for our visitors with the aim of raising awareness. Check out the programs below, especially designed to bring you even closer to the animals you love.

 

 

"Falconer" experience

Age of participants: for adults

  • Duration: 3 hour session
  • Cost: 35€ per annual card member, 50€ per non-member (includes price of entrance to the Park)
  • Maximum number of participants: 6, Minimum number: 4

 

Falconry is the craft of hunting wild game for food with trained Birds of Prey. It originated in central Asia more than 4000 years ago and became popular in medieval Europe sometimes being referred to as "the sport of kings" because of its association with the ruling classes of these early societies. Hunting using trained birds has died out but Falconry as a skilled activity within the context of wildlife sustainability continues with certain dedicated practitioners. This is your chance to be introduced to the art of Falconry including its history, basic biology and behavior of Birds of Prey, as well as threats they face in the wild, and all aspects of looking after the birds including training, equipping, feeding and flying as well as the importance of proper weight management and adequate diet. Participants will make their own jesses to keep, will each get a certificate and a commemorative photo. More advanced Falconer Experience sessions will be available upon demand for those that complete the Introductory course.

 

"Junior Falconer" experience

Age of participants: 12-17 years

  • Duration: 2 hour session
  • Cost: 25€ per annual card member, 45€ per non-member (includes price of entrance to the Park)
  • Maximum number of participants: 6, Minimum number: 4

 

This is an ideal program for young members of the family that are interested in Falconry and Birds of Prey. As a junior Falconer in training you will work alongside our falconer and other members of the team. There will be a brief introduction to the history of Falconry, basic biology and behaviour of Birds of Prey and threats they face in the wild. Participants will meet the birds we host here, learn how to safely handle them and will be introduced to training, equipping, feeding and free-flying. Participants will make their own jesses to keep with the help of our falconer, will each get a certificate and a commemorative photo.

 

"Birds of Prey" encounters

Age of participants: all ages

  • Duration: 1.5 hour session
  • Cost: 20€ per annual card member, 40€ per non-member (includes price of entrance to the Park)
  • Maximum number of participants: 10 (a min of 6 participants is required)

 

Getting up close to a Bird of Prey is a magnificent experience. Participants will get a private interactive tour of the Birds of Prey we host at our Park followed by a behind-the-scenes look into the art of Falconry where they will get to meet up close various birds of prey and learn about their very special characteristics. All participants get a certificate and a commemorative photo.

 

 

 

NOTE: For non -"annual-card-members", the price of entrance to the Park is included in the cost of the programs above.

 

TIMES/DATES: Please call in advance (at least one week) to make your booking.

 

For booking call : 210-6634724 (x201) or 695 1689337 or send an e-mail education@atticapark.gr