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Turkey Vulture "Zack"

"Zack" is a very sweet Turkey Vulture that came to CFRC in 2014.  He was struck by a car as he was cleaning up the streets in Pender County. He sustained bilateral wing fractures and a toe fracture.  He also suffered from blindness for several weeks due to a traumatic brain injury and was tube fed for 4 weeks until he could eat on his own.  Head injuries often compromise a person or animals ability to smell, and Turkey Vultures use the sense of smell to locate their food which is why Zack could not find his food while blind to eat it. "Zack" is fully healed and a healthy happy vulture, although he is unable to fly and therefore is not releasable.

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