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All Animals

Vulture

For the first time in the Zoo's history, we have a committee of vultures. We have two cape vultures, one Ruppell’s griffon vulture, and three hooded vultures. All three are Old World vultures, the same as eagles and hawks.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Cathartes

Range

Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Sahel region of Africa

Location in the Zoo

Near Okapi and Malayan Tiger

Cool Animal Fact

Cape vultures’ wingspan can reach up to 8.5 feet and are among the largest Old World vultures. They can consume 10% of their body weight in a single feeding.