Hooded Vulture (Photograph Courtesy Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences Copyright 2000)

Hooded Vulture (Photograph Courtesy Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences Copyright 2000)

Hooded Vultures are, as yet, not considered to be an at risk species in the wild. Despite this fact a strong captive population is kept just in case the species should ever require human intervention. Should an unknown disease start killing a species it is usually necessary to use captive birds for breeding as wild caught birds cannot be known to be clear of the illness.

Photograph Courtesy Of:

Gerald & Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences (Copyright 2000)

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