Wings of the World, Branson
The hillsides outside of Talking
Rocks Cavern in Branson West are now home to the new Wings
of the World outdoor bird exhibit. Owned by Bruce and Dianna Herschend, the bird
park is home to more than 120 exotic birds. Many of the rare feathered
friends hail from Asia, Africa, South America and Australia.
Along an outdoor, wheelchair-accessible, 1/4-mile path, visitors get
a birds-eye view of rare creatures such as Jesse, a lesser sulfur crested
cockatoo from Australia, Wings of the World’s most endangered
bird. For those craving a more Jurassic Park-like meeting, visit Henrietta,
an Abyssinian ground hornbill from Africa, reminiscent of the dinosaur
Currently, a double yellow head Amazon the staff has dubbed Old Man,
is the facility’s oldest bird. He was imported from South America
40 years ago, when it was legal to import those birds. With some love
and care, Old Man should live to be about 70 years of age.
With a Wings Educational Show in the outdoor amphitheater and a Wings
of Magic Show, visitors have four opportunities
each day to see these beautiful birds in action.
Wings of the World
is located at Talking Rocks Cavern on Hwy. 13 in Branson West. The
park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $11.95 for
adults, $6.95 for kids. For more information call 1-800-600-2283.