Wildlife Wednesday – Rüpell’s Griffon Vulture


Most cooperative and social of all the vultures, this Rüpell’s griffon vulture resides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village. While considered to be the highest flying of all birds, this one isn’t going anywhere. You can see in the photo above that there are no flight feathers on this bird’s left wing. This prevents the vulture from flying away from its safe haven with Disney caregivers.


Conservation status – Endangered
Habitat – central Africa

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