Toledo Zoo welcomes endangered vulture newborn
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:13:28 GMT —
A rare bird species at the Toledo Zoo has made its first successful hatching after its parents have been breeding for several decades. The birds, called Cinereous vultures, hatched an egg earlier this May, so the zoo keepers placed a fake egg in the parentsâ?? nest while keepers incubated it.
Visitors can have a peek at the family near the Primate Forest exhibit. It is part of other newborn exhibits where visitors can also see baby lemurs, gibbons, and polar bear cubs.
Cinereous cultures naturally live in Europe and Asia, but its population has been plummeting to a threatening low number. These birds can weigh up to 30 pounds with its wingspan extending up to 10 feet wide.