Cinereous Vulture reintroduction in the Pyrenees: First chick about to leave nest in the wild

The reintroduction program for the Cinereous Vulture in the Pyrenees has reached an important milestone. The first chick that hatched in the wild since the reintroduction program began is about the to leave the nest.
The juvenile vulture is a female and called “Gala”. With about 110 days old, the young bird will leave the nest very soon. It was fitted with a satellite transmitter to learn more about it’s movements. This also would help in the case of the bird dying, for example from poisoning or shooting. Hopefully this will not happen and the young female can breed herself in a few years.

This project is very important for the conservation of Europe’s largest raptors.

For more, including a video, see here:
Gala se prepara para el abandono del nido