Yes, the World Wildlife Federation currently recognizes three species of endangered vultures, which include the red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus), white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis), and slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris). These species are listed as critically endangered, which is the sole classification before extinction. Populations of these species are currently suffering due to decreases in the populations of prey species and consuming cows treated with an anti-inflammatory drug, which causes illness and fatalities in the vulture species.
There are efforts to increase the populations of these birds, however. Scientists in India successfully bred the slender-billed vulture in captivity for the first time in 2010 (the last of the three to be bred in captivity) and hope to be able to produce more offspring in captivity soon and release them into the wild.
Yes, there are three vultures that may become extinct, all with a status of critically endangered. These birds are the red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus), slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) and the white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis). All three types of vulture are native to Cambodia, ranging from 80-100 centimeters long with a wingspan between 205 and 260 centimeters total; their weight can tip the scales between 3.5 and 6.3 kilograms. The reason for their enormous decrease in population is speculated to be poisoning from a drug called Diclofenac. The birds were sickened with this particular compound after eating dead livestock that had been administered with drug. Efforts are being taken to save these bird populations, through monitoring of wild populations and captive breeding of the birds.
Yes, there are endangered vultures. Some endangered species of vultures are the red-headed vulture, the white-rumped vulture, and the slender-billed vulutre. These three vultures have experienced a dramatic decline by 95 to 99%. They are critically endangered. They are endanged due to the live-stock drug Diclofenac which is ingested by the vultures once they comsume livestock.
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