Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ first lappet-faced vulture chick is all grown up! As of Oct. 12, she will be 8 months old and independent from her parents—although, you may still see her stealing food from them on occasion.
Our lovely lady is no longer the little bundle we hand-fed a few months ago. As of early May, she weighed in at 13 pounds, only 2 pounds less than her mother. Lappets can weigh up to 30 pounds!
Despite her size, you can still tell her a...