April 7 - 13, 2019 is National Wildlife Week!

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National Wildlife Week 2019 shines the spotlight on the hunters of the bird world in the NWT - birds of prey, or raptors.

These predatory birds typically have large, strong feet to grab and kill their prey. Their powerful hooked beaks are used to tear prey into bite-sized chunks. The NWT is home to more than 20 different species of raptors. All raptors, along with their nests and eggs, are protected by legislation.

Raptors are not only an important part of the NWT ecosystem, but they also have a significant spiritual role in many cultures and are an emblem of strength, courage and freedom.

To learn more about these fascinating birds and to view raptor webcams from across the world, click here.