Category Archives: Breeding

Looking to the Future

Artificially incubated, parent reared in captivity by non releasable adults in our breeding enclosure, destined for release into Namibia, this chick is now ten days old, only seven years to go till its old enough to start making its own contribution to this species survival.

This chick is looking for a sponsor to finance the Tracking Device that will help to keep it safe after its release, and for transport, pre-release housing in the form a hacking enclosure that needs to be built in Namibia and more. Cape Vultures are extinct as a breeding species in Namibia.

Kerri Wolters, somewhat of a “vulture whisperer” is a determined presence in the conservation world. Her ability to connect with and handle these birds as well as, to conduct wild captures, puts Kerri among the very few who recognize and advocate the vital role vultures play within society. Kerri takes us on a Path into the Future exploring not only threats on vulture survival, such as the muti trade and urbanization but the wealth of knowledge and freedom that these birds can pass on to the human race.

Taking a unique opportunity to paraglide, Kerri goes beyond the confines of the vulture enclosure and gains a perspective of life through the eyes and wings of the birds. Gliding with these misunderstood creatures Kerri’s eyes are further opened to the amount of beauty and wonder the modern world misses out on, she invites us as individuals to experience nature and thus gain an understanding of why this planet so deserves our protection.

Today only 2900 breeding pairs of the Cape Vulture remain worldwide. Path into the Future is produced by African Renaissance Productions as part of the Caretakers Series for STEPS and SANBI