Vultures

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Found through most of the Americas. Here, Magnolia demonstrates how the species would soar and glide effortlessly over wide ranging native habitat, searching for food. Carrion is often found using their specially developed sense of smell.

Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus

An extremely numerous bird found in Central and South America. Often found living alongside man scavenging on rubbish dumps and at food markets. Houston and Dallas will fly, walk and skip during the displays as they scavenge for food.

Palm Nut Vulture

Gypohierax angolensis

Found in Central African Forest, Woodland and Mangrove habitat where palm nuts are regularly available. The special diet being complimented by foraging and scavenging. We have two females of this LEAST CONCERN species.

African White-Backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

These are a CRITICALLY ENDANGERED species found in rapidly declining numbers through the grasslands of Africa. We can keep a close eye on our pairs nesting activity on CCTV.

Ruppell's Vulture

Gyps rueppellii

Rosie and Jimmy can be seen flying in one of our daily displays, highlighting the lives of these CRITICALLY ENDANGERED mountain living Vultures from the African Sahel region.

Hooded Vulture

Necrosyrtes monachus

Once common through Africa’s grasslands or living alongside man, this scavenger has decreased rapidly in numbers and is now CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Watch Gonzo and Loki demonstrate the gracefulness of the Hooded Vultures as they soar effortlessly, searching for carrion. Also, our breeding pair, who have successfully bred and reared chicks in public view.

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