Black Vulture – Armadillo

Name: Armadillo – Male

Species: Black Vulture

Liberty Arrival: 2004 / Adult

Injury/Condition: Imprint

Armadillo came from a sanctuary in Missouri.  His age, gender, and reason for being at the sanctuary are unknown.   There are two possibilities. He may have arrived at the sanctuary as an imprint. The other possibility is that he was captive-bred at the sanctuary. In either case, he is non-releasable.

Black Vulture Facts

Black Vultures are found in the southern and eastern United States as well as Central and South America.

Life span: Black Vulture’s average life span is 10 years in the wild and up to 30 years in captivity.  A banded Black Vulture was known to live to 25 years.

Prey: An aerial scavenger, the Black Vulture feeds on dead mammals ranging from mice to cattle.

Babies/Nests: Black vultures do not build nests. Nesting sites include rock outcrops, fallen trees, cliffs, and hollow logs. Usually, two eggs are laid which hatch in 38 to 45 days.  The young fledge in about 90 days.