In the wild, hundreds of white-backed vultures can be found gathering to feed on large animal carcasses. These birds will gorge themselves until they are unable to fly. They may be found resting with their backs to the sun and with wings spread.
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
bird, falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
carnivore, primarily a scavenger
zoos - up to 19 years
small groups or flocks