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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Barataria Preserve Visitor Center


Did You Know?

Vultures arrive on land.

Vultures do not have many predators. If an enemy does approach, the vulture will face its enemy and vomit. This inventive bird also has a unique way to stay cool: it urinates on its legs. The urine also helps kill any germs picked up while standing on a carcass.