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The Griffon vultures at the Green Balkans Rescue Center with an egg!

The Griffon vultures at the Green Balkans Rescue Center with an egg!

21.01.2019
The Bearded vultures at the Green Balkans Rescue Center in Stara Zagora are not the only one with an egg for 2019! The Griffon vultures followed their example. The couple exhibited good breeding behavior with a lot of copulations which gives us hope the egg will be fertile and we will have a baby Griffon vulture at the Center this year.

Up until now only one baby Griffon vulture was hatched at the Rescue Center, in 2014. The father of the 2014 and the 2019 baby vultures is the same - B58, who has a new partner for this year. The couple was introduced last summer but they have apparently liked each other. The incubation period for Griffon vultures varies between 47-57 days and according to us if everything is ok we must have a baby vulture at the beginning of March.

Given the fact it is a new couple and the female is still learning about motherhood, we are constantly monitoring the birds. Both parents are very gentle with the egg, which is a good sign. We hope their joined efforts will bring a new baby to the Rescue center!

The Griffon vulture breeding program at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center is part of the Bright Future for the Black Vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project.

The Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center information activities for the Griffon vulture are implemented within the NATURA 2000 IN BULGARIA - NEW HORIZONS - LIFE17 GIE/BG/000371 project.