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Release of an Egyptian Vulture further to its recovery
June 2022

Release of an Egyptian Vulture further to its recovery

The Cabildo released last month, an Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus majorensis) further to its full recovery. The release took place after it was confirmed that the animal was fully recovered during tests carried out with the staff from Gesplan, which is registered in the Programme of Actions for the Preservation of Avifauna Species of the Oriental Islands (Programa de Actuaciones de Recuperación de Especies de Avifauna de las Islas Orientales), initiated by the General Department of the Fight Against Climate Change and the Environment, also linked to the LIFE Egyptian Vulture project, with “Action D.1”, in this instance. This time, the specimen was an adult female, weighing 2,06 kilos, which was brought in on April 21st, as it had problems flying. After a physical examination and adequate tests, the veterinarian prescribedtreatment for it.