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An Eagle Owl hatched in the Rescue Centre found dead after its release

An Eagle Owl hatched in the Rescue Centre found dead after its release

27.09.2011
A radio-transmitter, fitted just before the release, revealed the location of the dead bird. The signals sent by the device lead the officers of the Rusenski Lom Nature Park to the body of the dead bird close to the waste disposal site of the village of Krasen, between an electric pylon and a nearby electricity transformer. This suggests a death caused by electrocution. On the other side, the death might have occurred due to poisoning from the waste.

Unfortunately, due to the permanent changes which occurred in the body, which was 4-5 days old and due to the predators, who found it first, experts cannot be sure what the exact cause of death was. We can only be sure that whatever the reason was, it is due to a human cause – complete ignorance and lack of care for the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Hristina Klisurova
PR, veterinarian – Wildlife Rescue Centre, Green Balkans
e-mail: hhristova@greenbalkans.org; phone: +359 886570053

Photo credit: Rusenski Lom Nature Park