Feb 23, 2024, 09:18 PM IST

Vultures: Surprising facts which will stun you

Shivam Verma

Vultures have keen eyesight, allowing them to spot carrion from high altitudes.

Vultures play a crucial role in ecosystems by scavenging carcasses, preventing the spread of diseases.

Vultures possess highly acidic stomachs that kill bacteria, allowing them to safely consume rotting meat without getting sick.

Many vulture species are social and often gather in large groups, called a wake or a committee, to feed on large carcasses.

Some vulture species, like the Andean condor, can live up to 70 years, making them one of the longest-living bird species.

Vultures are found on every continent except Antarctica, occupying a diverse range of habitats from deserts to forests.

Many vulture species are facing threats such as habitat loss, leading to significant declines in their populations worldwide.