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Black Vulture family laid an egg at the Rescue Center for wild animals

Black Vulture family laid an egg at the Rescue Center for wild animals

08.04.2022
After two months of copulation and preparation, the couple of Black vultures living in the Green Balkans Rescue Center for wild animals had their long-awaited egg.

The egg was taken to the incubator, where the “Тhe Bright Future for Black Vulture” LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project’s team will take care of it. The incubation period of Black vulture’s eggs is about 54 days, and they lay only one egg per year. This makes the species vulnerable, and the restoration of the population takes a long period of time.
Breeding them in aviaries is one way to increase the population of released birds back in the wild, and also to give the birds with permanent damage the chance to reproduce.

If the egg hatches, the young will be returned to the wild along side the 51 already released Black Vultures in Bulgaria.