A carcass has been placed at a carefully chosen site within the park, to provide a safe area for theses birds to feed. Hopefully, in time, guests at Maliba as well as the surrounding communities will be able to view these special and unique birds on a regular basis.
Common Names: Bearded Vulture, Lamb Vulture, Lammergeier, Lammergeyer or Lammergeir. The name of the Lammergeier originates from German, in which language it means “lamb-vulture.” This raptor will often drop bones from a great height in order to crack them open and gain access the bone marrow inside – hence its old name of Ossifrage (or Bone Crusher).
As most Lesotho adventure travelers are aware the Sani Pass is a must do on their travels around this little known country. Sani Pass is the only access from KwaZulu Natal to the Lesotho Highlands, the domain of the endangered Bearded Vulture, Basotho shepherds and their animals.