Outside Animals

Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum


The vulturine guineafowl is found in a variety of habitats including jungles, forests, shrublands, grasslands and even areas of desert, depending on the abundance of food.

Diet in the wild

Worms, insects, seeds, berries and small mammals

Diet at the Zoo

Seeds, fruits, vegetables and various grains

Fascinating Facts

  • Females build a nest out of twigs and leaves on the ground
  • Can move up to 22 miles-per-hour
  • Form flocks of 25
  • Tallest and most colorful of all guineafowl
  • Named for its vulture-like head and neck