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ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Saturday, September 4 is International Vulture Awareness Day. 

Vultures may not be a bird people get all that excited about, but conservationists say they are an important part of a healthy environment. 

That’s why the North Carolina Zoo works hard to save vultures here locally and around the world. 

Shannon Smith shows us in this week’s Zoo Filez.