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Israeli raptors may soon soar again [video]
Posted By Harvey Stein On June 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am In | No Comments
About 15 griffon vulture eggs will hatch this year at the National Center for Artificial Incubation of Raptor Eggs, located at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo.
Griffon vultures, once very common in Israel from the Golan and Galilee in the north to the Judean Hills and Negev Desert in the south, are now on the verge of extinction due to mostly human factors.
The chicks are either sent to foster vulture parents or fed using a special stuffed vulture device so they don’t get used to human caretakers before getting released back into the wild.
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