Buzz the Turkey Vulture

Buzz the Turkey Vulture

 

Meet Buzz

Buzz was transferred to Mountsberg 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: Turkey Vultures eat carrion, which means it scavenges on dead animals. Like anyone, food is preferred fresh and may consist of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish, and even invertebrates.
• Special Talents: The Turkey Vulture has a very good sense of smell! The part of its brain responsible for processing smells is particularly large, compared to other birds. Its heightened ability to detect odors—it can detect just a few parts per trillion!