Genetics explain why vultures are such good scavengers: new paper

Photo – a cinereous vulture scavenging in the middle of griffon vultures. Bruno Berthemy/VCF

Everybody knows that vultures are nature’s garbage cleaners. They perform an essential function by efficiently locating and consuming carcasses and preventing the spread of diseases, without getting ill – vultures resist infection from such highly infective pathogens as […]