Bad vultures? Think again: they’re the cleaners

Hank Green tells us why the vultures are good guys and indeed they are. Well, they eat corpses and that sounds like a pretty ugly thing, but they are more like cleaners and their poop, vomit and all the eating makes the world a better place.

Why is that?

In the first place, corpses are a hub for bacteria and disease. The vultures are able to eat them because of their super immune system and because of the acid from the stomach that can even dissolve metal. That is a good thing-eating-machine right there.

Then, after they eat they poop on their feet. That poop contains a lot of acid that kills microbes and bacteria that can be found on their legs. Also, the poop cleans the surrounding area of bacteria and disease. So, are vultures bad guys? I say: no.

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