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Samples were taken from four Egyptian Vultures for testing

Samples were taken from four Egyptian Vultures for testing

03.12.2018
A team from Green Balkans' Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, part of the 'Egyptian Vulture NEW LIFE project (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874), visited the Sofia Zoo last week.

There our colleagues took a sample in order to test the origins of the male bird, part of the Egyptian Vulture pair breeding in the zoo. The aim of the trusted DNA testing analysis is to find out about the origins of the vulture, which is also the parent of the male bird from our breeding pair in the Rescue Centre of Green Balkans.

Around the same time, in the Centre samples were taken from three Egyptian vultures as well, one of which is the chick hatched here last year, to test the birds’ sexes. The result will determine their lives in the coming year - whether they'll be released in the wild via the soft-release method, or whether they would become part of the group of breeding birds here in the Centre.