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Progetto Sarcogyps calvus

The project will make new individuals of the red-headed Indian vulture available in the wild with the hope of saving the species from extinction.

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The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, helped by the Natura Viva Park, will build an aviary to house and manage a new pair of vultures consisting of a male from the Natura Viva Park and a female found on the ground in Cambodia. The chicks of this new pair can then be reintroduced into the wild in India, in the species' areas of origin.

The Natura Viva Park is today the only European facility to host red-headed vultures. It seems to be the only one in the world to have a breeding pair of vultures capable of mating, laying, incubating, helping the chick during hatching, and raising the young.


Proponent: Parco Natura Viva

Location: Parco Natura Viva, Bussolengo, Italy and Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Andhra Pradesh, India

Duration: 2022 - 2024

Collaboration: Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity and Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

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