The team of the Vultures Return Project, kids from two triathlon clubs – 3Extreme Plovdiv and Triton Extreme – Assenovgrad, as well as some friends from Sofia released not one but two Griffon Vultures from the adaptation aviary in Central Balkan.
This is how we celebrated the International Biodiversity Day and the European NATURA 2000 Day.
The kids became god-fathers of their favourites. The yellow wing tags will help us identify them and follow their adaptation and behavior into the wild. The Balkan Mountains now has its brand-new inhabitants – Svetkavitsa (Flash), tagged K51 and Extreme, tagged K5V.
After we released the two birds, we separated some more, which are ready to live in the wild and we left the door wide open. This way they will be able to choose on their own when exactly to join their fellows outside. We will keep you posted on their progress!
We combined the release with some swimming in the cold mountain river so the keenest sportsmen could complete their daily training outdoors :)
We are very grateful to all new vulture friends and we are looking forward to seeing you back with us!