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Three young Egyptian Vultures are on their way to freedom!

Three young Egyptian Vultures are on their way to freedom!

03.04.2019
At the end of last week, the aviary near the Rhodopean village of Potochnitsa became the temporary home of three young Egyptian Vultures!

The birds are gifted to us by the Zlin, Schönbrunn and Jerez Zoos for the activities of the 'Egyptian Vulture NEW LIFE project" (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874). Thet were hatched last year and are part of an experimental activity aiming at finding the best method for releasing birds hatched in captivity.

Before they were transported there, the birds were placed in the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, where they awaited for the day of their moving, alongside other birds from the same species in the so-called 'stock' aviary of the Centre. We are expecting the birds to stay in the aviary for little over a month, and after that they would be released to fly and prepare for their upcoming migration in the fall.

A field team from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds is monitoring and taking care for the birds daily. And this will continue until the last released bird has left the area of the aviary.