WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Bird Tape Artwork on Display at Virginia Zoo

By: AP
By: AP

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.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 232653191 - newsplex.com/a?a=232653191