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[ 07.06.2022 ] Saving private Jinn
Our Romanian friends rescued one of our Cinereous Vultures!
Jinn was named by “Trouble Bakers” (A fabulous place for delicious books and educational sweets...or vice versa). She had been released nearby Kotel about a month ago before she got into this tough situation.  As soon as she has been released, Jinn showed an aptitude for wandering and after several rounds throughout Romania, she landed close to Navodari, Constanca district. 
In the late afternoon, while checking Jinn’s condition in the field, Cornel Cotorogea and Jeni Cotorogea recorded several attacks by passing shepherd dogs. They took action to secure the bird, then they found out that the vulture is exhausted and distressed, and they feed it. Due to the risk of it being left to roost on the site and the fact that it was exhausted it was decided to capture the vulture. 
Jinn was taken to Agigea Ringing Station where she was weighed to assess her physical condition. The bird was found to have a large loss (about 30%) of live weight from normal at release. She was given first aid, which proved crucial to her survival.
The very next morning, Jinn was immediately transported to the Visul Luanei Foundation's Specialized Rescue Center nearby Bucharest, where she has been professionally attended up to now.
We are waiting for the paperwork to be processed so we can bring Jinn back to Bulgaria. Here she will continue her rehabilitation and when she is ready she will be released back into the wild.
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all colleagues involved so far who contributed to rescuing Gin and personally to our friends Cornel Cotorogea and Jeni Cotorogea, Emanuel Baltag, and Oana Vasiliu who we feel like part of the Green Balkans family!
Photos by Cornel Cotorogea and Jeni Cotorogea, Agigea Ringing Station, Visul Luanei Foundation.



  • First place spotted calm First place spotted calm
  • First dog getting closer First dog getting closer
  • First dog not offensive First dog not offensive
  • Second dog attacking, she fly for 50m then lands Second dog attacking, she fly for 50m then lands

  • 50m flight 50m flight
  • Second attack Second attack
  • 200m flight after second attack 200m flight after second attack
  • Landed after attack Landed after attack

  • moving up on the trench with corvid activity nearby moving up on the trench with corvid activity nearby
  • Better view recovering Better view recovering
  • 3rd attack no flight just defensive position 3rd attack no flight just defensive position
  • 3rd attack another dog 3rd attack another dog

  • Dogs run away Dogs run away
  • Food delivery trick and blanket prepared to catch her Food delivery trick and blanket prepared to catch her
  • weighting weighting
  • Preparing the shelter for the night Preparing the shelter for the night

  • Visul Luanei Rehabilitation Center Visul Luanei Rehabilitation Center


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