Did you know: when it comes to a Vulture group feeding around a carcass, they are called a wake, and when they are in flight formation, they are known as a kettle.
As their numbers grew once more, it became too overwhelming for the Jackal and he decided to move off. I explained to my guests that by the end of the day, the only thing that would remain of the Buffalo carcass would be some skin and bones.
Together in nature, Hyenas, Jackals and Vultures all play a huge part in the cleaning up process by eating all the unwanted rotten meat from carcasses so that diseases wont spread. Through such a collaborative feeding frenzy, nothing in nature goes to waste.
Story and photos by Buffalo Camp Ranger – Ben Scheepers