The Himalayan vultures: Bridges between life and death
Himalayan vultures, whose wings can span over two meters, are one of the largest birds found on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China. They mainly feed on old carcasses. Dead domestic yaks are their main diet in the region.
The scavengers, who have corrosive stomach acid, play an essential role in local ecology. They clean up carcasses and prevent diseases such as rabies from spreading.
This July, join us to explore the secret life of Himalayan vultures living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Today we bring you the second installment of the 16-episode series.
The video is credited to "The Himalayan Vultures" from CCTV documentary.
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