Jackal vs Ostritch Eggs vs Vulture

Jackal vs Ostritch Eggs vs Vulture

Here we are in the Serengeti plains in Africa where an ostritch has abandoned an egg. And a hungry jackal means to make a meal out of it. What we have got here is a highly motivated animal trying and failing to figure out this culinary conundrum. Its just a little to big. A little to slippery and a little too everything for the jackal. There’s three pounds of food in there. And its gonna stay in there. Right?

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Not if this Egyptian vulture has anything to do with it. These birds are always on the lookout for edible orbs and jackal proof packaging. Ostrich eggs are an important source of protein. And this vulture has a strategy to get at its content. The Egyptian vulture is one of the few birds in the world to figure out out how to use a stone as a tool. Some scientists feel that this isn’t intelligence so much as highly evolved instinct. Whatever it is, it works! The vulture finally cracks a hole big enough for its beak. The vulture’s one step closer to meal time than the jackal. But its not home free yet. You see here in the Serengeti the sound of a cracked egg shell is like news flash. The word is out. And other diners ready to line up. A Tawny eagle shows up to share in the bounty. But an even bigger customer is about to appear. Check out this lapped faced vulture. Would you wanna mess with this bird? At nearly 4ft tall, it’s the largest most aggressive vulture on the Serengeti. When it comes to a food fight like this, pecking order is strictly observed. The biggest bird gets the bootie.
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