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Ikarus: December 2009

The hopes that the weakened Ikarus would be able to resume circling over the central Swiss mountains were dashed in December 2009. Despite intensive care in the Natur- und Tierpark Goldau Ikarus, sadly, died. An infection in the adrenal gland and heart muscle weakened the bird considerably and, finally, a liver collapse led to the death of the young bird. This news is very distressing. Luckily, however, the mortality rate of Bearded Vultures living in the wild in Switzerland is low. Due to this, the Stiftung Pro Bartgeier is sure that there will soon be other Bearded Vultures spotted flying over the central Swiss mountains .

 

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  • Monday, 30.11.2009
    Ikarus: October-November 2009
    October and November also saw Ikarus moving in a small area between the Bisistal, Braunwald and the Klausenpass. On the 17th October, a signal was rec...
  • Wednesday, 30.09.2009
    Ikarus: July - September 2009
    Does Ikarus feel at home in Central Switzerland? After his second release we were very interested to find out where the young, male Bearded Vulture wo...
  • Tuesday, 30.06.2009
    Ikarus: March - June 2009
    On the 20th June, Ikarus had an exciting day!  In the Spring the young, male Bearded Vulture had fully recovered from his lead poisoning, he was ...
  • Friday, 27.02.2009
    Ikarus: January - February 2009
    It was not only too little food that led to Ikarus being found in a weakened state last December. The test results from the laboratory are back and sh...
  • Wednesday, 31.12.2008
    Ikarus: September – December 2008
    What have the Bearded Vulture Ikarus and Bearded Vulture Blick got in common?  Both, so it seems, don't like winter.  And the fact that we k...
  • Friday, 31.10.2008
    Ikarus: July – October 2008
    Like his namesake, the Bearded Vulture Ikarus was flying to lofty heights soon after his first flight. Unlike the legend, we did not have to worry tha...
  • Monday, 30.06.2008
    Ikarus: June 2008
    The tiny Ikarus has become, at 109 days, a robust Bearded Vulture weighing in at 5kg. On the 22nd June it is, therefore, time to capture the young Vul...
  • Friday, 30.05.2008
    Ikarus: March - May 2008
    The little one didn’t really look like he will, one day, become a majestic Bearded Vulture. The chick hatched on the 4th March in an incubator in the ...