37 white-backed vultures were found dead after it was established they had been poisoned. It all happened in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. It is not the first case of vulture poisoning – the birds now face a declining population and may soon become extinct!
The vulture died after feeding from on an elephant carcass after the mammoth was laced with poison. A patrol ran across the 37 dead vultures. 29 of them were missing their head.
The constant decline in the number of vultures could affect future breeding in the region; in addition, the killing of adult birds could cause further deaths of juvenile birds. Besides poisoning, vultures face other countless dangers, including habitat loss, shortage of food and electrocution on power-lines.
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Stop poisoning endangered white vultures in South Africa!