PhysOrg Posted March 15, 2018 Share Posted March 15, 2018 A third of all vultures caught and tested in the Botswana study showed elevated levels of lead in their blood, most likely due to ingesting lead bullet-contaminated flesh. Hunters' bullets shatter inside their prey and can then be absorbed into the blood stream of the vultures when they feed on these animals or their remains. This ingested lead is highly toxic to birds. Read the full article on PhysOrg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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