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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).

Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture

Gyps rueppellii

Griffon vultures are a species of Old World vulture. They are named after Eduard Rüppell, a 19th-century German explorer and zoologist.



Size: 101cm
Weight: 6.8 - 9.0kg



Rüppell’s Griffon vultures are found across the dryer parts of Africa. They inhabit open country, deserts and cliffs.



They are specialist feeders, only eating the flesh and intestines of large mammal carcasses. The cuff of feathers around their neck helps to keep their plumage clean whilst feeding.



They roost on cliffs in large numbers. 1 white egg is laid and incubated for 50 days. The chick will stay in the nest for at least 3 months.



These vultures are threatened in the wild by habitat loss for agriculture and poisoning. They are also hunted as a pest and for trade. Banham Zoo supports The Gyps Vulture Restoration Project, which was set up in 2004 to protect vultures in the wild. The initial project aim is to secure viable populations of these vultures in a safe and protected environment.

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