Scientists decode why vultures can consume rotten meat

November 26, 2014 10:37 AM

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The consumption of rotten food items makes us ill and sometimes is fatal in nature. But why the scavengers like vultures don’t fall sick after eating such stale and decaying items.

The answer is their unique digestive system. According to the researchers, vultures possess a digestive system that holds the potential to tolerate the hazardous effects of harmful toxins and destroy the dangerous bacteria present in the stale food items.

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