King Vulture Skull
Replica WTQ-162 (Click on image to enlarge)
King Vulture Skull - The king vulture is native to Central and South American rainforests. Like other vultures, this species has a bald head. This adaptation is specifically for feeding on carrion in that it helps to prevent the build-up of bacteria and fouling of the feathers. The king vulture, thus named due to its large size, are not social and often only pair up during mating season. Little is known about the nesting habits of this species.