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The prophylactic medical examination of Egyptian vultures at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans has finished!

The prophylactic medical examination of Egyptian vultures at the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans has finished!

08.02.2021
With spring approaching, the work of our team at The Rescue Centre related to the preparation for the upcoming breeding season also increases.

Today, it was the Egyptian vultures’ turn. Traditionally, before the first breeding signs of the birds, we perform a prophylactic medical examination of all the birds of the species living here. While the team of the “Egyptian vulture new LIFE” project and the veterinarians from the Centre were thoroughly examining, weighting, and deworming the birds,the rest of the team cleaned up and disinfected all of the aviaries, and the person in charge of the breeding equipped the nests in them with new nesting materials.

At the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans, there are currently a total of 11 Egyptian vultures, 6 of them being part of 3 families in total, separated in personal aviaries and the other 5 are accommodated in the so-called “stock” cage, waiting to be freed or redirected for the formation of new pairs in different zoos around the world within the EAZA system.

We would like to remind you that 2 of all 3 pairs at the Centre are breeding ones, and the third one – the most recent, formed 2 years ago, is yet to attempt creating offsprings!

We hope that this year the nesting success of the Egyptian vultures will be good and that we will have many pleasant surprises from our feathered families. As for us, we promise to keep you informed about everything going on with them!