Longevity record for wild griffon vultures broken

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On the 6th of May 1996 a griffon vulture chick was ringed in the nest on the island of Cres, Croatia. Last July (17th), after 6282 days, the same bird was caught – and subsequently released, in Forgaria, Italy. That is 17 years, 2 months and 12 days later – the oldest ever wild griffon recorded. Long live to him/her!

Photo by Angel Sanchez

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