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Investing in your relationship? It turns out you’re not the only ones

international vulture day

International Vulture Awareness Day at Ramat Hanadiv – Saturday 8/9/18, tours to the vulture cage

When did you last see a pair of vultures mating? Or a female vulture laying an egg? Come to get a rare glimpse of the intimate life of vultures in the breeding nucleus at Ramat Hanadiv

It turns out that not only our relationships require investment. Vultures also need time to connect with each other and develop a successful relationship. 2018 is turning out to be a most fertile year in the vulture acclimation cage at Ramat Hanadiv, and in honor of International Vulture Awareness Day we’re offering you a glimpse of the intimate life of these fascinating birds. This year two chicks hatched in the cage; this is the highest number ever recorded in the breeding cage at Ramat Hanadiv.

Only about 50 years ago thousands of vultures bred in Israel and today their number stands at less than 200 vultures! The breeding vulture population in Israel is in severe danger of extinction mainly due to poisoning, electrocution and hunting.

As in every year, International Vulture Awareness Day is commemorated around the world in order to raise awareness of the dangers facing vultures in Israel and around the world. Ramat Hanadiv joins the publicity effort and will once again offer guided tours of the vulture acclimation cage.

The acclimation cage at Ramat Hanadiv houses a vulture breeding nucleus, aiming to reinforce and expand their population. The breeding nucleus comprises individuals that cannot survive in nature; however, their chicks will be released in the future, to produce young and strengthen their species in our region. A number of breeding nuclei have been established in Israel; the first was the one at Ramat Hanadiv.

חבורת נשרים מבקרת בכלוב הנשרים
An emotional meeting on the
Acclimation cage's roof

In the 1990s, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, in partnership with the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel initiated a project called “Spreading Wings”, which aims to rehabilitate and save the vulture population in Israel. Some of the efforts include breeding chicks in captivity to be released later to nature.

In recent years, substantial resources have been invested in the breeding nucleus at Ramat Hanadiv. The cage was renovated and adapted to breeding by disabled vultures, and the number of vultures increased from 2 to 9. Some of the vultures were brought from zoos abroad – from Armenia and Cyprus, and the rest are Israeli. Vultures from the wild often come to keep the caged vultures company. During last July, for example, such visitors were observed daily. We hope that the trend of connections between the caged vultures will continue during the second half of 2018 and contribute to the efforts to reinforce their population.

 

Watch vultures mating and see an egg being laid in an amazing video from within the vulture cage:

 

You are invited to participate in a guided tour to the vulture cage. Due to demand we are offering 2 tours, the first at 9:00 am and the second at 9:30 am

*The tours will last about an hour and a half.

*Length: Approximately 2 km (back and forth)

*Suitable for families with hiking experience and children over the age of 5.

*The route is not suitable for strollers.

*Participation is by payment (from age 4) and prior booking. The number of places is limited.

To purchase tickets: https://tinyurl.com/ybtmeyqc

For further details: 04-6298111 ext. 4.

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Ramat Hanadiv
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