Wednesday, 25 April 2012

AtoZ Challenge - V is for Vulture

For today's letter we have the very ugly but beautifully alluring African black back Vulture.

As always some facts about these awesome birds

Vultures are incredibly diverse with over 20 species found across the world.
Vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
Vultures only lay one egg every year or so.
A vulture can eat up to 1 kilogram (about 2 pounds) in a single meal (that’s over 10% of their body weight).
In Asia, some vultures are almost extinct and have declined by 99% in just 15 years.
Vultures have huge ranges with a single individual using all of Kenya, northern Tanzania, and even going into Ethiopia and Sudan.
All vultures eat carrion or dead animals for at least part of their diet.
Vultures consume up to 70% of all the available meat in East Africa.
In ancient Egypt, vultures were used as a symbol of femininity.

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