Catch A Vulture By The Toe

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Vulture researcher Corinne Kendall reports on a week spent trapping and satellite tagging vultures in Tanzania.

Just the Facts: African Vultures

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Vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Learn more facts about these very interesting birds.

Photo Gallery: African Vultures

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The various species of African Vultures are part of a larger group of species known as “Old World” vultures. They in fact bear little genetic similarity to “New World” vultures found in North and South America. All vulture species play very important roles in the health of their respective habitats.

African Vulture Research: October 2015 Update

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Researchers have placed satellite telemetry tags on two vultures near two national parks in Tanzania. These tags will allow the researchers to track the vultures for about twelve months and, in doing so, to gather important information about their movement, mortality, and breeding.

African Vultures

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Photo courtesy Corinne Kendall, NC Zoo Photo courtesy Corinne Kendall, NC Zoo Photo courtesy Corinne Kendall, NC Zoo African Vultures african-vulture-tab-set600rtbs_arrows#2951c2 ‌ African Vulture Research Project History Current Project Status Other Resources Vultures are currently the fastest declining group of birds globally. Recent research suggests that vultures are threatened across all of Africa. As a…

African Vulture Research

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Vultures play a critical role in any landscape where they are found and, in fact, often serve as indicators for the quality of a particular habitat. Human actions, however, are having a significant impact on vulture populations around the world.

The Natural History of the African Elephant

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This article outlines the key characteristics of the African Elephant, including its anatomy, diet, habitat preferences and life span.

African Elephant Research at the NC Zoo

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Since 1998, the North Carolina Zoological Park and its partners have been involved in research designed to protect African Elephants in Cameroon and Nigeria.

African Elephants

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Photo courtesy Mike Loomis Photo courtesy Mike Loomis Photo courtesy Mike Loomis African Elephants african-elephants-tab-set600rtbs_arrows#2951c2 ‌ About the Species Project History Current Project Status Media Resources The Natural History of the African Elephant Scientific Name Loxodonta africana Anatomy African elephants are the largest land animals with body growth continuing for up to 30 years. Bulls…

African Vulture Research: 2014 Summary

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Using road surveys, researchers continue their work focused on vultures located in two national parks in Tanzania. Conclusions about vulture movements in that region of Africa leads the researchers to a decision to initiate satellite telemetry studies.

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