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Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture
Gyps fulvus / Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture
Habitat
Open landscapes such as mountains, plateaus, savannahs and semi-deserts
Continent
Europe
Food
Carrion of medium to large mammals
Gestation/breeding period
50 - 58 days
Mode of life
monogamous colony breeders
Class
Birds
Order
Accipitriformes

Key facts

~ 2.60 m
Wingspan

~ 10 kg
weight

~ 40 years
age

How endangered are Griffon vultures?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Griffon vulture
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

The clutch consists of only one egg. The young are supplied with food alternately by both parents.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times


(Vulture aviary)

Thu
12:30 pm
hangout with feeding and commentary
Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture on the zoo tour

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