Patrolling the skies on enormous wings, vultures can soar for hours at a time without flapping them once. From Europe to the Americas, and across Africa as well as Asia, these awe-inspiring birds are vital to ecosystems worldwide. Functioning as “sanitation workers” in their native ranges, these beautiful scavengers help keep disease from spreading by cleaning up carrion and carcasses.
Together, we’re working toward a healthier future for all by saving endangered vultures and protecting their native habitats. Join us at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5 as we celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day, and these unsung heroes—all weekend long.
Your support is helping to save and protect endangered vultures around the globe. Check out the video below to discover more about these incredible birds, and how together we’re making a difference.