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The Griffon Vulture egg from Kresna Gorge is dead; no hope for new life, unfortunately

The Griffon Vulture egg from Kresna Gorge is dead; no hope for new life, unfortunately

12.04.2017
The experts in wild birds breeding from the team of the Zeleni Balkani Wildlife Rescue Centre examined the egg of the Griffon Vulture pair from Kresna Gorge.
 
A few days ago the egg was rescued with a special operation after one of its parents fell victim to the criminal use of poisoned baits in the region of the gorge.
 
The ovoscopy revealed clearly blood vessels inside the shell. This is a sign that the egg has been fertilized and there is an embryo inside. What is worrying, however, is that any blood vessels – and probably haemorrhages too – can be observed in the air cell too.
 
Our team is consulting with experts in raptor egg incubation; they are informed in detail about the case. We expect to hear their opinion soon.
 
For now the egg is placed in an incubator in the Rescue Centre under constant daily observation.
 
We hope that we can provide a second chance for the chick! We will keep you updated about all new developments in the Kresna case.