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Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Two sets of eyes

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

When the sunbittern unfolds its wings, a burst of color is revealed with a pattern that looks like two glaring eyes.

The “eyes” can be used to frighten predators.

Come see the sunbittern in the always warm Tropical Rain Forest building. It's the perfect escape on a rainy day. And now rainy days at the zoo might come with a little something extra--50% off zoo admission!

With our new Rainy Day Discount, we'll activate a special coupon on select dreary days. Just visit our Rainy Day page to see if there's a coupon good for your next trip on a soggy day.

Photo by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.