Bearded vultures successfully reintroduced to the Alps

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Once hunted to extinction and feared as predators of small children and sheep, bearded vultures have been successfully reintroduced to the French Alps in a multi-million-euro project that began 30 years ago and which has now established around 250 of the birds, including 50 breeding pairs with a record 35 chicks, in their mountain habitat.

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This summer, as the snows finally melt across the Alps, a record 35 bearded vulture chicks are expected to leave their nests and take to the skies to patrol their mountain home, in one of the most successful wildlife comebacks of recent times, reports The Guardian.