King Vultures have been known to live for up to 30 years in captivity.
Certainly the August cover image is likely to have prompted the three votes received for the king vulture.
The King Vulture is also a popular subject on the stamps of the countries within its range.
This species lacks the religious connections that the King Vulture has.
This was what the Boers and the natives call the "king vulture," one of which goes with every flock.
Because of its large size and beauty, the King Vulture is an attraction at zoos around the world.
The King Vulture is one of the most common species of birds represented.
"There is always one king vulture," she explained.
King Vultures have lived up to 30 years in captivity, though their lifespan in the wild is unknown.
This bird's description matches the appearance of the King Vulture except that it had a white, not black, tail.