Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.
Did You Know?
Try one of these Fun International Vulture Awareness Day Activities!
- A group of vultures circling in the air is called a kettle.
- Most vulture species are bald as an adaptation for hygiene.
- The vulture at the Henry Vilas Zoo is a turkey vulture, native to Wisconsin.
Click here to learn more about the other birds at the Zoo.