Tag Archives: Hooded Vulture

The Vulture Restaurant at HESC

Following on International Vulture Awareness Day last week, read more about how we contribute to the conservation of the species. Visitors have a treat in store when they visit the Vulture Restaurant on our premises. Feeding frenzy at Vulture Restaurant The vultures and other birds that were seen at our Vulture Restaurant are not kept in captivity and come and go as they please. The restaurant may be a little…
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HESC participates in the Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project 

The Hooded Vulture is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN red list. There has been evidence suggesting that the population is declining due to factors such as indiscriminate poisoning, trade for traditional medicine, hunting, persecution and electrocution, as well as habitat loss and degradation. Vultures play an important role in the eco-system. They clean up the environment by consuming animal carcasses, thereby reducing the spread of diseases. The Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C)…
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