The travels of the young Egyptian Vulture Pantaley-Jerez!

31.07.2018
Photos - Hristo Peshev, Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna

A few days ago, during a field monitoring in Eastern Stara Planina, a team from Green Balkans and the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna spotted in flight the young Egyptian Vulture Pantaley!

Pantaley was released in mid-May, after spending a month in an adaptation aviary (hack) in the Eastern Rhodopes together with three other birds from the same species, on a trial method for releasing year-old Egyptian Vultures, part of project ''Egyptian Vulture NEW LIFE' (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) .


Thanks to the GPS transmitter placed on his back, the team from the 'New Hope for the Egyptian Vulture' project always knew the birds' location, but now, for the first time since it left the Eastern Rhodopes area, we managed to spot it as well.

The good news is that Pantaley is in an area where our colleagues from the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna are bringing food regularly to, and there is also another, older wild Egyptian Vulture.

Pantaley-Jerez was gifted to the Bulgarian nature by the Jerez Zoo in Spain. We named it Pantaley because his traveling to Bulgaria was long and filled with difficulties. Here, he is continuing to prove he is worth of  his name.

We're hoping that Pantaley, as well as the other three vultures, will manage to adapt to life in the wild and successfully complete one of the great challenges of their lives - their first migration to Africa!

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