News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
What Do Raptors Have To Do With Dragons?
In our Wizarding World of Wildlife camp, campers had a choice of different dragons to build and fly. The different wing, tail and body shapes were a way to teach how each of these "designs" allows for different skills for flying, hunting, etc.
Raptors also have different wing, tail, and body designs for their different flying and hunting approaches. Each of these body designs tells you a bit about the habitats they would be most successful in. Shorter wings are great for bursts of speed; broad wings with larger surface area are well-suited for flight that is aided by thermals.