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Young Egyptian vulture from the zoo in Jerez arrived at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre

Young Egyptian vulture from the zoo in Jerez arrived at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre

11.03.2019
A few days ago the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre welcomed a pair of adult Egyptian vultures from the Prague Zoo and a young bird from the Schönbrunn Zoo, another young Egyptian vulture arrived yesterday. The bird is male and has hatched in 2018 in the zoo in Jerez, Spain.

The vulture is in excellent condition and will stay in the Center for several weeks. At the end of March the two young birds will be placed in the adaptation aviary in Eastern Rhodopes.  There, the Egyptian vultures will spend a few months, then will be released into the wild by the delayed release method, which was implemented within the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project for the first time last year.

We are grateful to the Bulgarian Animal Transport for the transportation of the vulture!

The Egyptian vultures are donated to the project with the assistance of Anton Vaidl - coordinator of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and with the assistance of VCF.