A Committee Of Eɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ Vultures Arrive At The Houston Zoo

A Committee Of Eɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ Vultures Arrive At The Houston Zoo

 The hottest news of the town is the arrival of six Eɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ vultures at Houston Zoo. These latest additions will sweep you off your feet. Six Eɴᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴇᴅ vultures, whose population in the wild is steadily declining, have been brought to the Houston Zoo. The committee of vultures, a term used to reference a group of vultures, consists of two cape vultures, one Ruppell’s griffon vulture, and three hooded vultures. It’s the first time in the Zoo’s history to house these species of birds. All three are Old World vultures, the same as eagles and hawks. While they share this similarity, they also have distinguishing features:

This committee consists of two cape vultures, one Ruppell’s griffon vulture, and three hooded vultures. All these three types are Old World Vultures. Although they may share some similarities they have distinctive features. Chiku is one year old, the only female of the committee, and comes from St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. She is friendly, but her strong personality makes her the boss of the committee. Vultures are not the prettiest birds but boy they are the ꜰɪᴇʀᴄᴇsᴛ. Thus, they should never be underestimated. They know how to show off their exceptional skills. 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. On the other hand, there is this handsome young fellow who is three years old and has the perfect name that fits his personality Nazgul who came from Alburquerque Biological Park. The dashing Ruppell’s griffon vultures have a massive 8-foot wingspan. In fact, they are the highest flying birds in the world. Awesome, isn’t it. Bruce is the oldest and most experienced among the committee. As a matter of fact, this makes him the wisest in the clan. He came from Dallas Zoo. While on the contrary, the hooded vultures are smaller. Also for this species, the males tend to be smaller than females. That’s a fun fact. Buzzy and Dizzy come from the same zoological park as Chiku. This won’t be the first time they meet one another.

Flaps is another hooded six-year-old vulture. This mesmerizing bird has traveled from San Diego Zoo Safari Park just to reach its final destination. The population of all three African species in the wild is quickly diminishing. Wild vultures are protected by ᴀɴᴛɪᴘᴏᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ work the Zoo supports in Africa.  The Zoo provides training and support for ᴀɴᴛɪᴘᴏᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ scouts hired from the local communities to find traps set for wildlife and apprehend ᴘᴏᴀᴄʜᴇʀs in areas where vultures live. The scouts patrol thousands of miles a year to protect wildlife. Vultures tend to be a misunderstood species that are often viewed as ꜰᴏᴜʟ because their diets are associated with ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ. On the contrary, vultures help keep the eco-system clean and balanced. Their preference for ꜰʀᴇsʜ ᴄᴀʀʀɪᴏɴ, ᴄᴀʀᴄᴀssᴇs vultures eat, allows them to dispose of or consume meat that would otherwise become a breeding ground for ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ as it ᴅᴇᴄᴀʏs. These sᴀᴠᴀɢᴇs have raised the bar for the zoo. Also, these ᴍᴇʀᴄɪʟᴇss entities are amazing to watch from a distance. However, do not try to go near them or try to feed them from your hand. Last but not least do grace these sᴏᴜʟs with your heartwarming welcome.

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