Rüppell’s Vulture

Gyps rueppellii

When one vulture spots a carcass and flies down, the rest follow fast on its tail. At a scavenger dinner party, it’s first come, first served.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Africa
lengthLength: Up to 3.3 ft
weightWeight: 15 to 20 bs
lifespanLifespan: 40 to 50 yrs
habitatHabitat: Woodland savannah
dietDiet: Carrion
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)