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Spring in the Vulture Cage 2017 – Ramat Hanadiv

Spring in the Vulture Cage 2017 – Ramat Hanadiv

After much courting, mating and nest building together, an egg was “born” in early February to the new vulture pair living in the acclimation cage at Ramat Hanadiv – the mother is from Israel, while the father is a new immigrant from Armenia. The first egg was taken to the incubator in the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, to encourage the new couple to lay another egg (reserve egg). And indeed, after about one month another egg was “born” and also transferred to the incubator. However, this time the egg was replaced with a dummy egg so that the vulture pair would continue to incubate it until it hatched in the incubator. After two months the chick hatched and was returned to its parents’ nest at Ramat Hanadiv, where it was happily received and cared for with great devotion.

A vulture pair invests great efforts to care for its only chick. This effort requires both partners to work around the clock to obtain food and guard both the nest and the chick.

After 128 days the chick grew up and left the nest and learned to obtain food independently. Two months after leaving the nest the vulture fledgling (chick that left the nest) was transferred to the Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve where it was introduced to a cage with other vultures of similar age who waited with it to reach maturity and set out to real life in nature. At this point all that is left is to give it our blessing!

Life for vultures in nature in Israel is not simple at all. Many dangers await them: poisoning, power lines, wind turbines and more. This pair’s success is a spark of hope.

This initiative is part of the “Spreading Wings” project that aims to protect the populations of vultures and raptors in Israel. Partners in the project include the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA), the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and Israel Electric Corporation (ICE). The video below presents the development of the chick from the first day of its life until it leaves the nest.

Thank you to all our partners in this process: INPA – Ohad Hatzofe, Yigal Miller and the staff at Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve,
The Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem and the staff of the nature park at Ramat Hanadiv – Amir Arnon and Yaniv Levy Paz.

 

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