On the wings of freedom!

On the wings of freedom!

One of the two bearded vultures, hatched this year at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center, has already made its way to freedom!

This happened in mid-June, when according to the preliminary distribution of hatched bearded vultures, in the group of European programs for rare species of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), coordinated by the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) our chick should be released in France.

We were a little worried about whether we would be able to send it on time, given the situation in recent months and the limited air traffic, but in the end, we succeeded.

Now the little one, along with three other birds of similar age hatched in Germany and Italy, is housed in a temporary adaptation aviary in Grands Causses Park.

There it will grow up enough to take care of itself, after which it will fly freely in the sky. Until then, our French colleagues from the LIFE GypConnect project will take care of it.

HERE you can see and read more about the accommodation and the first moments of the new life of the young bird!
We remind you that the Green Balkans Rescue Center has been part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) since 2008 when the first pair of bearded vultures were sent to us. Currently, there are a total of three pairs in our aviaries, as for now only one of them breeds successfully because the other two are composed of young birds at age 3-4 years.

All young birds under the Program are released in places where there are activities for the reintroduction of the species. At the moment these are mainly Spain and France. We expect these activities to start in Bulgaria in 5 years!