Today is International Vulture Awareness Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate these often misunderstood birds. Vultures are found all over the world and are critical for keeping ecosystems healthy by disposing of decaying carcasses, but too frequently they are persecuted, poisoned and reviled. By raising awareness about these birds, it is hoped that better understanding can be fostered and vultures will thrive once again.
How much do you know about vultures?
Happy Vulture Day!
Photo © Paul VanDerWerf