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Scarlet Ibises Flaunt Their Feathers at Prospect Park Zoo

By Eliza Fawcett | July 2, 2013 6:16pm
 An ibis seen through the Prospect Park Zoo foliage. 
An ibis seen through the Prospect Park Zoo foliage. 
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PARK SLOPE — Visitors to Prospect Park's aviary now have a rare chance to glimpse scarlet ibises.

The four new birds recently came to the Prospect Park Zoo from the Central Park Zoo, said Barbara Russo, a spokeswoman for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Scarlet ibises are found in South America and the Caribbean, distinctive for their magnificent bright red plumage and long, curved beaks. The birds are among those protected by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The ibises are on display during regular zoo hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65-plus), $5 for kids age 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. The zoo’s entrance is at 450 Flatbush Ave. in Prospect Park.