Colchester Zoo has welcomed two young vulture chicks! For the second year in a row our original breeding couples have swapped with Gomez & Hyde welcoming one chick and Jekyll & Morticia welcoming another!
Both young birds appear to be doing well with all parents proving to be very attentive. The chicks are still spending most of their time in their nests but it won’t be long before they fledge the nest and begin learning life as a vulture!
Stop by Vulture Valley at the back of the Kingdom of the Wild house and see if you can catch a glimpse of our chicks in their nests!
Ruppell’s Griffon Vultures such as ours are currently listed as endangered and so our two new arrivals are fantastic news for this species.