America's most-misunderstood animals
Busch Gardens debunks misconceptions
- Duration 3:40
- Date Oct 18, 2012
Busch Gardens debunks misconceptions
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Some wild kingdom they are some of the most misunderstood animals in the country and today we're gonna learn why they deserve a little more respect say hello to.
The assistant curator and animal ambassador at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Williamsburg he's here to debunks some of the common misconceptions about.
Nature's finest let's start with.
That is a wolf that is a wolf right here in the studio this is that -- of the grey wolf straight from Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.
You know wolves are one of the most misunderstood animals probably on the planet.
We've all grown up with the story we grew up with the big bad -- -- but -- -- looks terrified -- -- you know wolves are very very -- very very -- animals that you can see here this this is -- -- stuff for her so she's very calm about everything around -- Because historically.
Wolves in the wild if you think about it they were pretty much eradicated by charities.
They just started making the way back Yellowstone National Park for example is a perfect example what's -- dog doing here.
-- -- This is me as she acts as that believe -- -- not -- -- but still -- she's only five months old.
So the dog gives her confidence in these situations dog also acts as a surrogate mother to the -- so that when she's introduced or permanent pact and Busch Gardens that it and label and understand canine manners are right now let's bring in something that scares the living daylights out of me we're talking about the vultures and see they've got to clear the animals because there's -- -- -- -- haven't a hope.
When the wolf actually try to take a bite out of the Walter not likely get -- Senator Kennedy and as she wearing the -- plays -- do we have a vulture.
This story is.
You know you can always tell that there might be a road kilo company had because you might see something like a vulture circling right and it's true we're about to -- Routed by vultures here's some natural at that -- about.
That -- talk about another misunderstood animal.
This is a black culture from our part at -- -- San Diego got another one coming up beside you.
Culture is of course are now there -- -- and they're scary.
And you know they're not exactly what to think -- cute and cuddly they can save your life right what mechanic played very very important role -- our environment vultures of course he's dead things what they -- -- -- cleanup -- the recycle them so they can take stuff nasty stuff like anthrax cholera -- has all the stuff they can ingests -- and be absolutely fine.
But what that -- for -- is it takes it out of our environment not a department of all the other pictures out there so.
They really play a very very important role on our ecosystem.
Very very misunderstood animal to clean up crew that cleaned up pretty good actually not -- On the highway nineteen all right let's get rid of the birds and bring in something.
I actually have.
-- family they're gonna the vultures a family of these in our in our woods and in the back of our house that's up that's up.
So this is -- a -- this is a Virginia possible.
Straight from SeaWorld of Orlando and you can't tell me that's that the key to stand where you've seen and most people don't think of the policy and particularly acute.
But they they are very very cute animals are also very important.
Again these are another one of the nature's cleanup crews these guys are on the boards which means they eat fruits vegetables but they also -- unitarian and some stuff that we might not be Fonda and of course -- called the -- there's an expression clean pots and that's because if -- danger lurks deep.
It -- at their dad.
You know they can't -- that they had they -- have a physiological response under moments of high stress that can cause them to go just about comatose and and you know I can drool and looked dead which makes them very very unappetizing looking to your creditors -- big drillers -- that they can't do it but you know that that that reaction doesn't exactly help -- when -- -- man made machines like cars and everything else.
That's an awesome was actually rescued.
Because her mom was hit by car to -- probably while playing -- but I'd JTC from Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Williamsburg thanks very much for bringing me miss understood animals line.
-- -- --