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Mass Vulture Deaths Solved in Asia

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Mass Vulture Deaths Solved in Asia

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Mass Vulture Deaths Solved in Asia

Mass Vulture Deaths Solved in Asia

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Reports of large-scale deaths of vultures in South Asia have puzzled scientists for years. New research shows the vultures have been feeding off the carcasses of cattle treated with a common veterinary drug which is safe for mammals — but not for birds. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and researcher Rick Watson.