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The Vultures at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre are ready to salute winter!

The Vultures at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre are ready to salute winter!

14.10.2019
The prophylactic bird examinations of the permanent residents of the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre continue. At the end of last week, the big vultures were in line - three pairs of Bearded vultures, a pair of Black vultures and a pair of Griffon vultures.

The birds were carefully weighed, inspected and disinfected, and their nails and beaks - trimmed.
Fortunately, all the birds are in good clinical health and after manipulations by the veterinary specialists there is no doubt that they will go through the upcoming winter without difficulty.

While the veterinarians worked in the outpatient clinics, the rest of our team cleaned, disinfected and tidied the aviaries of the birds, covering their nests with new material for the next breeding season in the spring.

We thank our volunteers, the veterinary medicine students at Thracian University and the students from the National Professional School of Veterinary Medicine “Ivan Pavlov” for their help.


Additional information:
There are four species of vultures in Europe - Griffon, Black, Egyptian and Bearded Vulture. All of them are strictly protected by Bulgarian and European legislation. As rare and valuable species, they fall under the protection of the European ecological network Natura 2000. Bulgaria is home to only three of them – the Griffon, Black and Egyptian Vulture. The Bearded Vulture - a symbol of Bulgarian nature protection is considered extinct from the country.



The information activities of the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre related to Bearded vulture are implemented by the project: "NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons" - LIFE17 GIE/BG/000371