A pair of white-backed vultures

Vultures(scientific name Gyps africanus) are characters in The Lion King film series and franchise.


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The vultures seen in The Lion King franchise are most likely white-backed vulture (scientific name Gyps africanus) as those species of Old World vultures have a white neck ruff seen in The Lion King franchise.

If they are the correct species, white-backed vultures have short feathers on the head and neck, very broad wings and short tail feathers, along with a white neck ruff. The adult's whitish back contrasts with the otherwise dark plumage while juvenile vultures are largely dark. This is a medium-sized vulture; its body mass is 4.2 to 7.2 kilograms (9.3–16 lb), it is 94 cm (37 in) long and has a 218 cm (86 in) wingspan.


White-backed vultures are scavengers that feed off of large animal carcasses in Africa. They have excellent eyesight and use their large wings to soar and circle for long periods of time. These vultures breed at the start of the dry season. Both parents feed the chicks. The species is suffering due to habitat loss, poisoning, and more.

Fanon Vultures on the Wiki

All fanon vultures on the wiki can be found here with all other fanon birds.

Appearances in Fanfictions

A list of fanfictions in which vultures appear that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes vultures, add it to this list.

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