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10 animals on the verge of extinction

Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Egyptian vultures

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Egyptian vultures

These beautiful, white, well-feathered birds have an average wing span of 5.5 feet and are found in southern Europe, northern Africa, and western and southern Asia. They use tools, dropping rocks onto ostrich eggs to crack the shell. Their thin beaks and long necks let them get carrion larger birds can't reach. However, they are being poisoned by Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug used on domesticated animals.