People in Nepal used to think vultures were bad luck. Not anymore

Three boys walk through a community forest in the village of Pithauli in southern Nepal. One kicks a soccer ball, the other two carry a goat leg in each hand.

They’re on their way to feed white-rumped vulture chicks orphaned after a recent hailstorm.
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Vulture “restaurants” have sprung up in Nepal over the past decade to offer safe food to the endangered birds, which lost more than 99 percent of their species population across South Asia over about a decade.

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