Extreme climate leaves African vultures endangered – The Citizen


High temperatures and the continued drought in Southern Africa is causing a worrying situation for the Cape and African white-backed vulture populations.

According to VulPro, an NGO that safeguards Africa’s vulture populations through rescue and rehabilitation efforts, there has been an alarming number of vulture rehabilitation cases for the months of December and early January.

A total of 23 vultures were brought in to VulPro for treatment for amongst others, dehydration, starvation and calcium deficient injuries in December, and a further 13 birds were collected within the first six days of January.

According to VulPro, the vulture fledglings have either left their nests too early, not had sufficient calcium in their diet, combined with the climatical conditions of extreme heat,…

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