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Did you know? There are nearly 70 species of mammals, 89 species of nesting birds and around 2000 plant species in the French Alps.
These inhabitants of natural spaces frequent the same hills, forests and mountains as we do for our sporting activities. It's important to get to know them to make sure they are respected and not disturbed too much.
Now let’s try to identify two types of birds of prey, the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus Barbatus) and the Griffon Vulture (Gyps Fulvus).
These two birds are scavengers by character. The griffon vultures feed off dead animal carcasses and can fly several hundreds of kilometres in just one day looking for food. The bearded vulture also feeds off dead animals but as a last resort and only cares about the animal bones. It either swallows them in one piece or breaks them up on stones to extract the marrow and only eats the fragments.