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Kenya: Nature's Cleaning Crew, the Vulture - On Verge of Extinction

Animals  (tags: wildlife, endangered, vultures, extinction )

- 2553 days ago -
"Vultures are the only animals that survive on scavenging 100 per cent. Through clearing carcasses, they prevent the accumulation of harmful bacteria that may end up getting to other animals or even humans,


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Francisco Carvalho (106)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:38 am
Noted, thanks Jill.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:39 am
sadly noted.

Lindsey Williams (234)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 8:16 am
So sad...thank you Jill.

Lisa N (207)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 9:18 am
Sadly noted, Vultures are so very important to the cycle of nature!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 10:48 am
If there were no Vultures in the world it would be a very infected place to live in!!

Allan Booyjzsen (178)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 11:35 am
"A recent case was recorded in Athi River where 180 birds died after consuming a poisoned carcass," Ms Ogada says. A 180 of these rare birds who do such a fantastic job! Unbelievable!
Poisoning is like a terrorists bomb, you don't know who or what it is going to kill. There are so many 'rituals' that destroy wildlife, because these beliefs give the witch doctors power over the villagers. Chiefs, politicians and others are using these tactics to stay in power as well. Unfortunately the growing numbers of uneducated people will carry on increasing, because the governments just don't have the money to educate and enlighten them.

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 3:36 pm
Noted Tks Jill.....

Walter Firth (45)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6:49 pm
Thanks Jill .We are going to import some to Australia to protect the dingos and wild dogs from food poisoning .They are very intelligfent and make great pets.Mossad already has some in the flying spy sqad,they have observed recently flying over Egypt and Syria.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:55 pm
Thanks Jill so sadly noted.

Kim O (396)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 8:10 pm
Noted with sadness and a huge frown. Thanks Jill!!

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 11:08 pm
Kenya - doomed too.

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 12:07 am
Noetd And hope they will act past for saving africa's Cleaners..Thank you Jill for sharing

TERRY R (266)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 11:35 am

Gudrun D (447)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 12:09 pm
Thank you Jill.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 1:33 pm
sadly noted, thanks Jill

Stelizan L (258)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 1:43 pm
EVERY link in the chain is critical for the planet's survival!! Thanks for sharing Jill!

pam w (139)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 3:02 pm
Education regarding the critical role of ALL species in ecosystem health is vital to children in every country of the world. Many Kenyans have been poisoning animals in a misguided and totally selfish effort to "balance" nature in favor of their crops or domestic animals. This makes as much sense as poisoning a well--eventually, it's suicidal.

We've done the same thing in this country--poisoning prairie dogs to make cattle ranching easier and destroying populations of black-footed ferrets, scavengers and coyotes in the process.

WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO TREAT NATURE IN THIS WAY! It's stupid, short-sighted and should be criminal.

Hana Bosco (38)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 3:25 pm
Noted, sad to read Jill!

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:23 am

Tracey E (87)
Friday October 21, 2011, 9:47 am
OMG! This is terrible!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday October 21, 2011, 2:32 pm
Soooo sad. Thanks for a very interesting article Jill!

Susan S (187)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 8:14 pm
Thanks for posting Jill. Every creature has a purpose.
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