Project Description

The king vulture

The king vulture is a real scavenger and has a striking hunting tactic: it follows other vultures that have a better sense of smell, towards the prey. So he lets other vultures do the important work. A king vulture can be recognized by its bald head with striking colors. Two king vultures live in Paramaribo Zoo. You can find these impressive birds of prey in a spacious aviary in which they show their natural behavior.

(photo: Gustao Zea)