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The lion vulture is a hybridized creature that is used for entertainment in the Fire Nation circus.[1]


The lion vulture is a large bird that has the head and wings of a vulture and the body of a lion. Its head and neck have no feathers, while its wings and upper body have black feathers and its neck has white. Its feet and under-body are that of a lion, with tawny colored fur.


The lion vulture enjoys cabbages, which is contradictory to the natures of both of the animals which inspired its name and appearance. It can be trained to perform in circus performances.[1]


The lion vulture takes many of its qualities from the mythological griffin, as well as the vulture.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (October 13, 2006). "Appa's Lost Days". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 16. Nickelodeon.
  2. The Legend of Korra: Welcome to Republic City. Nickelodeon (May 11, 2012). Retrieved on May 11, 2012.

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