Volunteers praised for saving endangered vulture

Gypaete barbu

A team of volunteers have saved an endangered bearded vulture and her chick in the Alps by supplying food after the father bird was killed.

They combined fine detective work, unconventional thinking and walked many kilometres as well as climbing heights to save the gypaète barbu, one of only about 130 pairs in France.

The father – whose wingspan reached up to 2.8m – had flown into a high tension cable and been killed but park rangers at Parc National de la Vanoise in Savoie ...

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