One more Egyptian Vultures family can be watched online

12.07.2018



Another family of Egyptian vultures stands under the spotlight - this time the pair is at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center in Stara Zagora and everyone can watch live the parental care for their two juveniles on the YouTube channel of the LIFE project "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE". We recall that another camera is transmitting online for the seventh consecutive year from a wild Egyptian vultures’ nest near Provadia on the website www.LifeNeophron.eu
 

This year, the pair at the Rescue Center has a generation for a first time. One baby vulture hatched at the end of May, but now the juveniles are two, as the second arrived at the end of June from the Prague Zoo. The young bird had to be set up in a nest of wild Egyptian vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes by the "fostering" method to strengthen the population of the species in the country. But the behavior of the baby vulture in the wild nest forced him to be placed in the Green Balkans Center. Once grown up enough in the Rescue Center, we will once again try to release the fostered vulture from the Prague zoo into the wild.
 

One of the main roles of the Center is formation of Egyptian Vulture pairs and development of breeding birds’ population in captivity.
 

The camera allows everyone to touch to the life of one of the rarest and most intelligent birds on the planet and to witness the outstanding parenting care that many legends of ancient times have connected to.
 

The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and Green Balkans are partners in the LIFE project "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) which brings together institutions and organizations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa and is implemented with the financial support of the EU LIFE Programme. The baby vulture has been donated to the project with the assistance of Anton Vaidl - coordinator of the European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and with the assistance of VCF.

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