November 20, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Artists are using their skills to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.
Three volunteers created artwork using reflective bird tape at the zoo's tiger pool and otter-gibbon viewing areas.
The Virginia Zoo has been working with Old Dominion University to study the correlation of different patterns of bird tape to bird strikes on large windows.
The species of bird that concerns zoo officials is the yellow-rumped warbler. The bird tape will be removed at the end of the month when the birds' migration period ends.
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