After the successful release of seven northern bald ibises from Tierpark Berlin near the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in-situ conservation work continues. Now is the start of the breeding season, and the team on the ground in southern Spain are monitoring all the breeding pairs – continually observing and documenting their behaviour. We are happy to announce that some birds have already laid eggs and are currently incubating them!
The northern bald ibis was saved from extinction thanks to extensive conservation breeding in zoos. Since 2003, our colleagues in southern Spain have been working tirelessly to re-establish a robust wild population of this unique bird. The first nest built by northern bald ibises hatched in zoos was already registered back in 2008 – a huge success for the project. In December 2019, the first northern bald ibises from Berlin embarked on the journey to their faraway new home... Keep an eye out for more news!