[Gyps coprotheres]
Habitat: Cliffs
Size: 39"
Weight: 21 lbs
Wingspan: 8'
Average Lifespan: 25 years
Incubation Period: 57 days
Number of Young: 1
Conservation Status: Endangered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Also known as the Cape Griffon.
- They are on average the largest raptor in Africa.
- The Cape Vulture's diet consists of carrion (dead carcasses).
- Are hygienic birds and large groups often gather around water holes to bathe, preen, and drink.
- Have weak feet better suited for walking than picking up prey.
- African mythology holds that the vulture has clairvoyant properties which explains their ability to find carcasses almost immediately after their death.

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