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Bird of Prey Flying Display

Located at the Bird of Prey Centre. You can come face to face with the magnificent bald eagle and beautiful owls.

Available April to September

(weather dependant).

African White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

The white-backed vulture is a species of ‘Old World’ vulture. It is more closely related to buzzards, kites and eagles than it is to ‘New World’ vultures.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 94cm
Weight: 4.1 – 7.2kg
Wingspan: 218cm

habitat

Habitat

These vultures are widespread across Africa except in the far north and south and in the Congo basin. They are mainly seen in open wooded savannahs.

diet

Diet

African white-backed vultures are scavengers and are well adapted for eating carrion. Up to 200 of the birds can gather at large carcasses!

behaviour

Breeding

These vultures nest in tall trees, in colonies of 2 to 13 birds. Females lay a single egg, which is incubated for around 56 days.

threat

Conservation

This vulture has recently been classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ following a dramatic decline in numbers owing to habitat loss, changes in agricultural practice, declines in wild hoofed animal populations, persecution, collisions and poisoning.

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