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WIN A family pass to Blair Drummond Safari Park.

One of the largest birds in the stork family is the white stork.

This beautiful animal is characterised by white plumage and black wings which can span up to two metres in length.

The white stork is a gregarious bird; flocks of thousands of individuals have been recorded on migration routes and at wintering areas in Africa. It is rare to spot a white stork in the UK, but residents of Stirling can visit a very special flock living at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

Sheila Walker, animal collections manager at Blair Drummond, said: "White storks migrate long distances in large flocks and unfortunately, when making these journeys, some will accidentally collide with power lines and other large man-made obstacles which are difficult to spot.

"Our storks at Blair Drummond were rescued after being injured in collisions. Damage to their wings and legs has left them unable to fly and they would not survive in the wild.

"They have been with us since spring 2018 and our macaque reserve offers a perfect environment with plenty of suitable vegetation and no risk of predators."

The drive-thru is just one of the unique attractions at Blair Drummond Safari Park. Visitors can drive their own car through various animal reserves and get up close to lions, zebras, deer, camels, macaques and storks.

The safari park, located just three miles from Stirling, is open seven days a week from 10am until 5.30pm.

The Observer has teamed up with the safari park again to offer readers the chance to win a family pass each week.

This week's question is: What colour are the white stork's wings? To enter fill in the coupon with your answer, name, address and contact number and send it to: Safari Park Competition, Stirling Observer, 34 Upper Craigs, Stirling FK8 2DW. Usual Reach plc rules apply. The deadline is Monday, September 3 at 4pm.

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
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Date:Aug 31, 2018
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