Turkey vultures are one of the few birds of prey that use their smell to detect food. They are truly scavengers, as they feed off of the carcass of dead animals. Their digestive system has the capability to kill any viruses and bacteria.

Turkey vultures have the tendency to over eat. At an extreme level they will be unable to fly and regurgitate their food before flying off. Their bacteria-covered skin prevents predators from thinking twice. Despite their unattractive appearance, vultures play an important role in our environment. They assist in removing animal remains and prevent diseases from spreading.

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Location: Outside Wildlife Lodge

Arrived at EPZ: Stan - 08/31/2005