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Vultures: The Acid-Puking, Plague-Busting Heroes of the Ecosystem

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Vultures may be difficult to imagine as super-heroes. They eat rotten meat, puke acid, and certainly aren't very attractive. However, recent research has shown how essential they are to the ecosystem. A short animated video reveals how these carrion eaters can filter out the diseases often found in animal carcasses, diseases that pose a threat to humans and other animals.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members spread the word by creating posters and PSAs celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day
Classroom Considerations
  • The first Saturday in September is International Vulture Awareness Day
Pros
  • The resource includes a comprehension check, links to related materials, and a discussion forum
Cons
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