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Griffon Vulture Chick by Mouselemur Griffon Vulture Chick by Mouselemur
Never before have I seen a Griffon Vulture Chick.

To imagine, I might not have even seen it if I had stuck to the path set out, since it wasn't in it's normal habitat with all the other Griffon Vultures.

No, the chick and his parents were set between the Tapirs and the Marabou Stork.

There wasn't even a "shield" to keep them in, as if the mere presence of the fragile chick would keep them to the ground.

He was so adorable, though you might not make that out from a plucked naked scavenger.


Made it in April, 2012 @ Zoo Duisburg, Germany

September 7th of 2013, is Vulture Awareness day. *quaddie made a lovely feature consisting of all sorts of magnificent vulture photos, and this one of part of it, too! So go check it out ;) fav.me/d6lbnnv
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:iconmissgiro:
missgiro Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
He's sooooo cute. He looks like a little nudist.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, vulture chicks are the best :heart:
Nudist, I like that comparison ;) :thumbsup:
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missgiro Featured By Owner May 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
He looks so tough
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
precious
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure is :hug:
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Cute!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
:iconhotcrumpetsplz: : I`ve featured this dev here quaddie.deviantart.com/journal…
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am honored you chose one of my photos (especially one I like very much myself ;)) for this special day! :D Thank you very much :aww:
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcheerbudgieplz: Lovely - a fave of course :iconhotcrumpetsplz:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :hug: I'm glad you like it!
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ToadslyQuinne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Awww!! So cute! And what a lovely photo- great job!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWW:heart: what a cute/beautiful baby and such a devoted momma/daddy too lucky little baby
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely :D It was the first Griffon Vulture Chick I've ever seen, it was great that they sat so close to the path :) Both parents stuck close protecting the little one.
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats amazing!! I adore vultures they are my fave birds
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They rank very high on my list too, but I always find it very hard to choose just one favorite :)
Personally, I like Barn Owls a lot too, and I've only seen the Black-Chested Buzzard Eagle a couple of times, and that's pretty gorgeous. The Harpey Eagle just once, and I love that one too :D And there's the Tawny Frogmouth, and the Burrowing Owl...
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kewl
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is just too adorable. :aww:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ^^
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dawww~! Is soo cute!
I don't think zoos in the states are keen about breeding vultures, save for the California condor but that breeding is usually done privately.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
It was the first I had ever seen in my life too; and now, in a different zoo, they had another one :)
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to go to Germany now! Been wanting to go there for a while now.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd certainly recommend it ;) Back in 2010, I had this whole list of German zoos I wanted to visit, but then the whole Loveparade in Duisburg went wrong, and I had to skip it.
But if you could squeeze in a visit to Germany, I'd certainly pair it off with a visit to Zoo Wuppertal, which I believe has some baby animals around now too :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Great photo , cute ! :aww:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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meihua Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Aww, that's so cute! Look at its full crop :aww:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww: he really was cute, with his protective parents around him
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CherylWho Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Awesome photo...just awesome...I adore vultures.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww: they are extraordinary birds
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconomgsocuteplz::iconawwplz::iconraptorlaplz::iconexplodelaplz:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :D
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha i do, it looks adorable! :iconlaplz:
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DarkestSideOfTheSun Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, I've never seen a griffon vulture chick! :la:

By the way, thank you for submitting this photo to #AnimalsAroundUs' Zoo Photo Contest,
good luck! :love:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, it was the first griffon vulture chick I've seen too, and now my rate is already at two :D
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PicturesByNiels Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, thats so cool! I love it.

Picturesbyniels
This is what I see.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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