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The vultures of Nepal are back, and they’re eating at local restaurants

By Mark A. Bonta / October 15, 2019 / Comments Off on The vultures of Nepal are back, and they’re eating at local restaurants

After plummeting from over a million to as few as 20,000 over the last couple of decades, vulture numbers in Nepal are now rebounding. Vultures feed on carrion — the bodies of dead animals — and in Nepal, the widespread use of a livestock medication called Diclofenac that’s toxic to the birds meant that their […]

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