Lappet Faced Vulture Chick

Lappet Faced Vulture Chick

This must be one of the most amazing happenings here at the Centre! Two of our resident Lappet Faced Vultures built a rough nest on the ground in the Vulture enclosure. For the whole of the incubation period of 54 to 56 days they were protecting their egg from the other vultures, constantly fighting them away from their nest. After all their hard work on the 18Th September they were finally rewarded with a healthy little chick. As they did all the hard work protecting their egg, Brian decided to leave it with the well deserving parents to look after and feed and just keep a close watch on it.

What is so amazing is watching these huge clumsy birds feed their young with such tenderness! It is a sight to behold! The chick is now 14 days old growing fast and doing well.
A HUGE thank you to Roze Gallo from Australia and Martial Rappo from Switzerland for the photos!!

We love the photo of Mum protecting the little one from the hot sun and both parents being so concerned about the feeding!