A griffon vulture has been rescued in Marbella this Monday by members of the Veterinary Health team of the town council of the town. The animal was in a recreational boat area in the Port of La Bajadilla.
The municipal unit has been alerted by the Local Police of the presence in the area of a large bird that had landed on the deck of a ship, as reported by the Marbella City Council.
After being immobilized in the place where it was located, the vulture has been transferred to be cared for by the specialized services of the Endangered Species Recovery Center (CREAS) of the Junta de Andalucía.
According to CREAS sources, the animal is a young specimen, weighing about five and a half kilos, and did not present wounds or injuries, although it did symptoms of fatigue, hunger and cold.
This griffon vulture, the second rescued by municipal officials in the last three months, could have become disoriented during their migratory route and as a result of exhaustion they may have descended to the surroundings of the port area looking for rest and food.
Last August, agents from the Fire Station and the Local Police assisted another specimen of the same species that was injured and he had taken refuge on the landing of a staircase in a housing estate in the Nueva Andalucía area.
Likewise, in September, firefighters rescued an eagle owl who had been trapped more than ten meters high in the protection net of a golf course located in San Pedro Alcántara.