TURKEY VULTURE

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Cathartes aura

HABITAT:  Adaptable to a wide range of habitats including deserts, grasslands, rain forests, and temperate forests ranging from Southern Canada, throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.

CONSERVATION STATUS:  Least Concern

FUN FACT:   Turkey vultures have an excellent sense of smell (unlike other bird species) and can detect carrion from over a mile away. 

FIND ME IN THE ZOO:   

312 E Finnup Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

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