Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture
Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture
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ABout Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture

 

VULTURES HAVE NOTORIOUSLY BEEN KNOWN AS THE VILLAINS IN MOVIES AND CARTOONS.

With their massive wingspan, they may appear intimidating at first glance, but Ruppell’s griffon vultures are loving and loyal.
When these birds find a mate, they are paired for life! After a full, satisfying meal, these carnivorous birds can go without eating again for four days!

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
3 feet long, 8.5 feet wingspan and weigh up to 20 pounds
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Native Region
Central and South Africa
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Eating Habits
Small rodents
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Conservation status
Critically Endangered
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WHERE ARE THEY AT THE ZOO
The Ruppell's Griffon Vulture is located in the Plains Exhibit.
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Additional Experiences
Climb aboard the White River Junction Train Ride for a tour of the "Zoo behind the Zoo."

Riders will enjoy a 10-minute narrated journey and learn about our Plains animals, greenhouse, gardens, the Zoo’s
15,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, maintenance and commissary departments and other behind-the-scenes operations
necessary to run the Zoo. Available mid-March through December, riders will also learn about the Zoo’s animal conservation
mission.