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Meet a Live Raven!

March 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

You would have to be a pretty clever bird to want to hang out at the library! Join us in welcoming Zachariah, a real live raven, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. In conjunction with our special exhibit Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe, the Athenæum is partnering with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island in this interactive children’s program to meet, greet, and learn about the true nature of this literary bird. Please join us for an hour of fun and learn just how clever Zachariah and his fellow ravens are!

Free & all welcome! Ages 8+. Registration is required.

Please note: Zachariah may be very clever but he is also rather shy. With that in mind, we respectfully ask you to please maintain a quiet presence while our feathered friend is on display. Thank you!


Common Raven
Avian Ambassador since August 2017
Born in Spring 2011

Zachariah was born in Maine in 2011 but fell from his nest soon thereafter, fracturing the radius and ulna bones in his wing. Avian Haven rescued and rehabilitated the young raven, but found that he was unable to fly. He spent his rehabilitation time with surrogate adult ravens and then came to Wind Over Wings in 2012. Zach quickly learned to step up on a glove and is enjoying his life in education. He stars in the “Bird Brains” program that features avian intelligence. They don’t get any smarter than this! Before too long Zach will be talking to us, and his first word will most likely be “Hello!”