African White-Backed Vultures (Photograph Courtesy Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences Copyright 2000)

African White-Backed Vultures (Photograph Courtesy Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences Copyright 2000)

Once they have eaten, many vultures retire to a corner to digest their meal; this is a necessary thing before they can attempt a successful take-off. In the event of emergency they will regurgitate their food to lighten the load.

Photograph Courtesy Of:

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

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