Scientific Name: Aegypius monachus

Found In: Parts of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East including China, Turkey, and Spain

Size: Huge, broad-winged vultures though they are short, growing between 39-42 inches

Diet: Scavenger: Its diet consists mainly of carrion from medium-sized or large mammal carcasses. Snakes and insects have been recorded as food items.

Threat Level: Near Threatened: Threats are direct mortality caused by humans (either accidentally or deliberately) and decreasing availability of food.

Facts: Its global population is estimated at roughly 14,000-20,000 mature individuals.

Virginia Zoo Vultures: female Eve, male John Denver