Bearizona celebrates one-year anniversary in Williams
By Ryan Williams, Williams News | Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:00 pm
Hundreds of local residents turn out for event featuring free-flight raptor show, food, drinks and fun
An owl lands after flying above a crowd assembled for a High Country Raptors free-flight show Sunday during Bearizona's one-year anniversary celebration.
In just over one year, Bearizona, a drive-through wildlife park located in Williams, has become a thriving destination for visitors to northern Arizona as well as those living just down the street.
The park celebrated its first birthday on Sunday and local residents turned out in large numbers to eat cake, walk the grounds and take in the debut of a free-flight raptor show.
The High Country Raptors, which lost their home at the Flagstaff Arboretum due to budget shortfalls, made their first official free-flight show at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.