Buzz the Turkey Vulture

Buzz the Turkey Vulture

 

Meet Buzz

Buzz was transferred to Mountsberg in 2014 from a rehabilitation centre in the Niagara region. He was originally found in the Midland area and is thought to have hatched in 2013. It is believed that Buzz was illegally kept by someone over the first winter of his life. He does not socialize well with other vultures but is very social towards humans.

The Turkey Vulture

Favourite snacks: Carrion (dead animals), mostly mammals but also birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish
Interesting facts: Turkey Vultures have a well-developed sense of smell which they use to locate their food. They also have a very strong digestive system and can eat animals that have rabies, botulism, anthrax, cholera or salmonella without getting sick. Vultures are vital in keeping our environment healthy.