12th February 2007

 

FALCONRY DISPLAY TO WOW STUDENTS

(PHOTO OPPORTUNITY)

 

The University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park will be having a special guest visit from the National Hawking School who will be putting on a falconry display for the students.

 

The falconry display will take place at Riseholme Park campus on 15th February (Thursday) from 1.30pm onwards.

 

Falconry is a popular ancient sport which uses eagles, falcons, owls, vultures and other raptors to put on a traditional display.

 

Students studying animal behaviour and wildlife rehabilitation and management will benefit greatly from the visit as traditional methods and language are used to communicate with the birds. Students will learn from this the animal learning process.

 

There will be an introductory talk followed by a flying demonstration, which will show the students how training methods can be used with birds of prey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Victoria Locke, Animal and Equine subject leader, said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity for the students to observe and handle these rare animals on Riseholme Park premises.”

 

Journalists and photographers are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Victoria Locke on 01522 895421 or email vlocke@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Press Office Assistant

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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