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November 10, 2016

New Blog Post: Goodbye Homebody

Hawk Mountain trainee Nobuhle Mabhikwa holding the retagged Homebody in the Olifants River Private Game Reserve in June 2014

In the most recent blog post on Hawk Mountain's The Vulture Chronicles, Dr. Keith Bildstein, Director of Conservation Science, discusses the journey of a certain South African Hooded Vulture. 

Dr. Bildstein and his team trapped and tagged a South African hooded vulture named Homebody in 2013, however his unit never worked, so they decided to attempt to retrap and tag him in 2014. 

Click here to read about the journey of Homebody and the miraculous tale of how Dr. Bildstein and his team managed to recapture the raptor. 

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