A King Vulture pair arrived at our Park yesterday.
The female (with spread wings) was born in Zoological Park of Rio de
Janeiro. She is 35 year old and came from Frankfurt zoo.
The male is 32 years old and came from Hawk Coservancy Trust, Uk.
King vultures are the most colourful vulture species of the world. They also
have one of the most powerful beaks of all American vultures and can open
carcasses that other vultures cannot. For this reason, they often eat first
and other vultures feed off the remains.