Why Vultures Don't Get Sick When Eating Dead and Rotting Things

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In the video today we're looking at why vultures can happily eat various dead and rotting things, even when said flesh is disease ridden, all without apparent negative effect on themselves.

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References:

http://www.nps.gov/bibe/naturescience/vultures.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/25961517
http://www.torontozoo.com/explorethezoo/AnimalDetails.asp?pg=700
http://erie.wbu.com/content/show/25899
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0037834
http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs-wm/21717.pdf
http://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/jrr/v028n02/p00073-p00078.pdf
https://www.peregrinefund.org/docs/pdf/research-library/2011/2011-Ogada-vultures.pdf
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/12/1226_TVvulturedieoff_2.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_vulture_crisis

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