A Cinereous vulture has hatched in the Zoo Miami. It’s a moment of celebration in the zoo. The authorities announced its birth on Facebook.
The hatchling belongs to mother Tessa and Father Valentino. Tessa was hatched at the Buffalo Zoo in 2010. Whereas, Father Valentino hatched at Desert Zoo and Gardens in California in 2009. This is their second chick.
The hatching occurred on the 12th of April 2021. It occurred in a secluded area. They incubated their egg for 50 days in the nest they made. After the hatchling was hatched, the mother became sensitive towards its chick. Due to this reason, the staff could not go near the baby. According to the zoo, the staff was able to go near the chick only recently to have a closer look at it to determine if it is healthy.
Basically, cinereous vultures are a part of the Species Survival Plan of the Association of zoos and aquariums. The Miami zoo is playing a significant role in planning the strategy to in order to save the species in the long term.
These vultures are the largest among the Old World Vultures. In comparison to males, their females are bigger. A female’s wingspan measures more than 9 feet and can weigh around 20 pounds. That is huge for a bird.
These birds have a special type of hemoglobin in their blood. They can reach up to the top of Mount Everest in search of food. That is spectacular. Moreover, they are spotting them in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East is easy. Also, known as black vultures.
These vultures like to eat carrion. They are also known for catching small prey. But their number has reduced down. Nonetheless, the conservation programs are helping this kind to evolve.
This cinereous vulture hatchling has a long way ahead of him.