Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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A little warmth for the chick:
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Dad may have been a bit tired, actually:
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The chick looked straight into the lens (well, almost):
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Synchronised preening:
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The sun came out in the evening:
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A stray vulture or two needed discouraging from coming too close:
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Is it bedtime yet?
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The chick definitely seemed to think so:
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The day's stream ended at 21:47 with Dad guarding the chick:
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16 october
Hello everyone! :hi:
Ventana Wildlife Society's Condor Sanctuary. The sight and movement of the condors is simply mesmerizing! :eek:



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19 october
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Poor Iniko below, among burnt trunks and leaves with a damaged paw, awaits the arrival of Redwood Queen.
Hold on Iniko! :wave:

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October 23
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On October 19, Iniko was transported to the Los Angeles Zoo by reserve staff. He will be monitored by a veterinarian for two weeks, then placed in an enclosure with other California condors. If everything goes well, then in a year Iniko will be released to the place where his cohort lives. The good news is that he doesn't have a broken leg, just a sprain.
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28 October
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Condor Sanctuary. October 27, 2020
"I am a condor too!"

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Condors and Ravens.



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Hello :hi:
I am not sure if I am right here with regard to a video I just came across by chance, but if not, perhaps someone can let me know where to post it instead. It is a rather beautiful video of a bearded vulture and a golden eagle "flying ballet" in the French Alps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z5OLAa55yY
(I just saw that the video is from 2017. So if it is already known here on the forum, I'm of course happy to delete my post again!)
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https://www.4vultures.org/donna-elvira- ... wiss-alps/

Look at the creature on Donna Elvira's beak (ay caramba, the lady is from Spain) :mrgreen:

Quote: " Releasing Donna Elvira and BelArosa

Donna Elvira is a female bird that hatched in the Bearded Vulture captive breeding centre of Guadalentín, which breeds most birds every years and specializes in double adoptions, and is managed by us at the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) following an agreement with the Junta de Andalucía. The second Bearded Vulture named BelArosa is male and hatched in ASTERS in France. Both centres are important partners of the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network, coordinated by the VCF on behalf of EAZA’s EEP, which breeds the species for conservation purposes. This Network assigned the two vulture to this project according to their genetic background to help increase the still low genetic diversity of the Bearded Vulture population in the Alps. "
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Thanks, Susanne! That's a truly adorable ornament.

I would be equally happy to draw the reader's attention to another news item published by the VCF two weeks earlier: https://www.4vultures.org/tinenca-de-be ... -vultures/

What matters to me so much in the Tinenca de Benifassa release of three Bearded Vultures is that alongside Durall and Dena, two BVs raised in the well-known Guadalentin breeding centre, a BV raised at Ostrava Zoo has been freed to the wild. There are many similar locations which, without the reputation of the renowned breeding centres and owing to the daily grind of hardworking professionals, keep contributing to the re-establishment of vulture populations across Europe (and beyond).

Last year, I was privileged to meet the person in charge of the programme from which Delilah (the 2021 Ostrava BV) emerged - you can hardly imagine a person more dedicated and passionate about the well-being of vultures. The work of such people does not tend to appreciated or celebrated too often, which is why I would like to give them the credit due here.

Here's a little flashback to 2018, when the Ostrava Zoo team contributed to the release of a female Cinereous Vulture in Bulgaria:


Supporting vulture reintroduction programmes may be easier than most people think. In the age of the pandemic, it will be needed more than ever.
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