Circling high above the South African plains, nature's own sanitation crew spots another clean-up site. Cape vultures provide an invaluable service to the farmers below, disposing of carcasses and preventing the spread of disease. But Wild Chronicles has discovered that some vultures are dying, and the farmers may be playing a role.
How soon do vultures arrive to feast on a fresh carcass?
Why do some South African farmers put poison in carcasses on their land?
How is Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn working to reduce the unintended vulture deaths?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry carcass Noun
a harmful condition of a body part or organ.
person who cultivates land and raises crops.
priceless, or extremely valuable.
flat, smooth area at a low elevation.
Encyclopedic Entry: plain sanitation Noun
promotion of hygiene, health, and cleanliness.
bird that mostly eats dead animals.