X

Another White-headed Vulture chick

On Thursday 9 March a tiny, fluffy White-headed Vulture chick joined our team and we were ecstatic!

This family is currently living at the top of our grounds and those of you who visit over the coming weeks may be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of it as it pops it’s head up above the nest site. In the meantime, we will continue to keep you up to date with weekly videos here.

This breeding success is made all the more important because the species is listed as critically endangered in the wild according to the IUCN’s Red List of Endangered Species. Along with most other vulture species in Africa, the White-headed Vulture is currently suffering great losses due to deliberate and targeted poisoning. Find out more about our poison response action work in Africa.

Angus and Satara proved themselves as dedicated and successful parents last year when they successfully reared their first chick, Lancaster. If you visit the Trust, you can see how Lancaster is getting on; he is currently living with our display team of African White-backed Vultures.

Six weeks old:

Five weeks old:

Four weeks old:

Three weeks old:

Two weeks old:

Five days old:

One week old:

The moment just after we discovered we had a chick and told the team:

©2017 Hawk Conservancy Trust