Watch Episode 10: Vultures
Inside the Episode
Episode 10 of Untamed features vultures -- nature's clean-up crew. These animals are sometimes thought of as "gross" or may have a sinister reputation associated with death, but Wildlife Center staff explain how these special birds are not just an important part of our ecosystem but can be beautiful and charismatic as well. Learn more about vultures and meet Buttercup, the Center's non-releasable resident Black Vulture, who has his own cult following!
Read the stories of the animals featured inside this episode!
Learn more about the people in the episode.
Share your love of vultures with the world by purchasing your very own Carrion Bag!
Sponsor Buttercup, the Center's charismatic education Black Vulture through the Caring for Critters program.
Read Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird by Katie Fallon -- this is one of the Center's online wildlife book club selections!
Want to see more vultures, including Buttercup? Check out the Wildlife Center's YouTube vulture playlist:
- Learn more about Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures on our Vulture Facts page.
- Lead toxicity doesn't just affect Bald Eagles -- vultures are often victims as well. Learn more about lead toxicity and alternatives for ammunition.
- It's important to get help for young birds in need -- learn more about human-imprinting and surrogacy.
- Interested in attending the Center's annual gala? Join us in November!
- California Condors have made an amazing recovery - though still need our help.
- Birdist Rule #60: Figure Out What Kind of Vulture Is Circling You
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing.
- Untamed Watch-along Worksheet: Vultures (best-suited for grades 5 and up)
- Vulture Activity Page (best-suited for grades 3 and up)
- Vulture Coloring Sheet
Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at email@example.com.
Looking for more vulture information? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org