The Lesser kestrels at Sofia Zoo are ready to welcome the winter

Nov. 21, 2022
As we already wrote earlier, the team of veterinarians of the Rescue Center of Green Balkans conducted a preventive examination of the animals from the sector of birds of prey inhabiting Zoo Sofia!

Along with all the eagles, vultures, owls and falcons, the three pairs of Lesser kestrels inhabiting the zoo were examined.

We remind you that they were donated there by the "Life for Lesser kestrel" LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project, which Green Balkans implements with the financial assistance of the LIFE program of the European Union.

The examination showed that the birds are in satisfactory clinical condition, and prophylactic internal and external deworming will further contribute to strengthening the birds before the coming winter.

As you may have guessed, the reason we donated these birds to the zoo is related to the formation of "reserve" flocks, the young of which will be released into the wild. Apart from Sofia Zoo, we have also sent pairs of kestrels to Prague.

Thus, zoos support the program for the return of the Lesser kestrels in our country, and this initiative is good example of how a NGO and a zoo can work in partnership to protect and support biodiversity in our country.
We take this opportunity to once again thank our volunteers, the students of veterinary medicine from Trakia University, for the support we received during our work at the zoo.