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A second egg for the Griffon Vultures at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center

A second egg for the Griffon Vultures at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center

04.02.2021
The Griffon Vultures at the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center laid their second egg forty days after their first one appeared.

The Griffon Vultures’ first laid egg for this breeding season was already moved to the Green Balkans’ incubator for an artificial incubation, while their second one, laid only a few days ago, will remain in the nest under its parents’ care.  In the wild, Griffon Vultures usually lay a second clutch in case they break their first egg. But we from Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding centre stimulate vultures to lay another egg to secure the breeding success, in case the first egg is infertile. 

The incubation period for the first egg terminates in two weeks and we will know if it’s fertile or not. Another fifty days will have to pass for the second one. Until then, we will constantly monitoring the egg in the incubator and take care of the Griffon Vulture pair, which is diligently incubating in anticipation of their new offspring. 
 
Contacts: 
Ivelin Ivanov - Project manager of the “Bright Future for Black Vulture” project
Mob. phone: + 359887589995
email: iivanov@greenbalkans.orgю