Saturday, May 28, 2011
Griffon Vulture Eggs are Successfully Hatched at Jerusalem Zoo Center
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For the last 10 years, Griffon vulture populations in Israel have plummeted to near extinction. At the National Center for Artificial Incubation of Raptor Eggs - in the Jerusalem Zoo - curators successfully incubate up to 15 griffon vulture eggs yearly. In addition, they work with biologists around the country to try to figure out why populations have fallen so much. Watch the first of this year's griffon vulture chicks as it slowly makes its way out of its egg.