Birdwatching @ Vergenoeg

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Cape Vulture

GYPS COPROTHERES

The Cape Vulture is the region’s heaviest vulture and the only endemic resident vulture of southern Africa.

As it no longer breeds in Namibia, Swaziland or Zimbabwe, South Africa is the last stronghold of breeding colonies with small populations remaining in Botswana, Lesotho and Mozambique.

Contamination and shortage of food, electrocution and collisions with electrical power lines, use in traditional medicines, poisoning, collisions with wind turbines and toxic veterinary drugs for livestock and pests are some of the various threats affecting this species.

As gregarious, cliff-roosting and wide-ranging scavengers, any fatal or negative impact affects a large proportion of the population

To learn more about these magnificent animals and how you can help please follow the link below. If you find any injured vultures in your area please contact vulpro.