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Addo: Vultures

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:55 pm

This morning, a juvenile Cape Vulture, was spotted in the Nyati area of the Park, close to the River Bend Lodge:

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Wonderful to see that the vultures - which would have occurred in this area historically - may be returning. There have been some sightings of vultures in the main game area too (species not confirmed) as well as in previous years in the Nyati area (white-backed vultures). There is certainly plenty of food for them and the Zuurberg mountains would provide nesting sites for Cape vultures.
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Re: Vultures - are they returning?

Unread postby Apple » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:26 pm

Thanks for the update Megan. :clap: :clap: :clap:
How wonderful to know that the vultures might be returning to this area. It would do the park a world of difference to have these magnificent birds back to pick up the left overs.
Great pictures too. :cam:
As you say there is enough food but, just wondering if a vulture kitchen would help to try and entice them back for good and in larger numbers??? :thumbs_up:
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Re: Vultures - are they returning?

Unread postby carolynn » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:56 pm

That would be lovely to see - good photo's. What is a vulture kitchen? (excuse ignorance!)
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Re: Vultures - are they returning?

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:15 pm

Awesome news, keep us updated!!

@Carolynn a vulture kitchen or vulture resturant is an area where carcusses are put out to attract the vultures into an area where they can feed and be monitored.
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Re: Vultures - are they returning?

Unread postby Apple » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:27 pm

Not ignorant Carolynn,
maybe misled by incorrect terminology.
My apologies for the misleading words used, but I have heard them called everything from:
Vulture Kitchen..............
Vulture Feeding Station.................. OR
Vulture Restaurant..................Search this one on the Sanparks website and read more.
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Re: Vultures - are they returning?

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:35 pm

Thanks for the update megen :clap:
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