Why do vultures have bald heads?


There should be a punch line for this one, but I can’t think of it at the moment. The reason itself is fairly disgusting, so a joke probably is not appropriate anyway. Vultures feed on carrion – dead animals and birds. They often put their heads right inside carcasses to pull off tasty bits. If their heads had feathers these would get covered in all sorts of unmentionable gore and mess. Worse still, vultures would not be able to clean them. So nature has given them bald heads to avoid the problem.


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