Categories: South Africa

Vulture fledglings need protection

With chicks of South Africa’s vulture population starting to fledge at this time of year, they are in danger of becoming victims of a wide variety of modern threats

The SA public has therefore been urged to help protect these young vultures that are learning to fly.

Vulture conservation organisation VulPro said that the two greatest dangers to vulture fledglings and adults alike were flying into powerlines and consuming poisoned carcasses and bait.

“Other threats that young vultures face are small high-fenced or walled gardens, swimming pools and reservoirs, dogs and ignorance or lack of empathy from people,” said VulPro.


An injured vulture that was able to survive one of the many modern threats that face these important birds.
(Photo courtesy of VulPro)

VulPro asked the SA public to immediately notify it of any vultures in trouble at 082 808 5113.

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