Meet Oofta, a Black Vulture living at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. She was injured by a shotgun blast to her right side which permanently injured her right wing and right leg. But she has a great attitude, and loves to be around people. She follows you like a dog, comes when she is called, enjoys playing in her pond with squeeky toys, and is being trained to be part of an interactive program. Vultures are very social creatures with high intelligence. They are nature's clean up crew and a very important part of the ecosystem. Too bad they are so misunderstood. Why people want to hurt them is a mystery to me.