Bee Sting’s Story – Part One

Vulture hero - Bee Sting @ VulPro
Vulture hero – Bee Sting @ VulPro

“Bee Sting” came to VulPro in November 2011, aptly named because of the over 220 bee stings that she had suffered from.  She was rehabilitated at VulPro and remained in captivity until her release in February 2015.  Before being released, Bee Sting was tagged  and fitted with a satellite tracking device, so that we can follow her journey.  Her tag number is B616.

Bee Sting testing his wings at VulPro
Bee Sting testing his wings at VulPro

“Bee Sting” chose to enjoy the good life and stay at VulPro with our resident birds until the 20th of May 2016.  VulPro’s vulture restaurant has hundreds of wild vultures and Marabou Storks visiting it every day, as well as the company of the resident non-releasable birds housed at the Centre – Bee Sting obviously loved the company and good food!

Her GPS tracking device showed us that she finally left the property and flew straight to the Skeerpoort Colony, 20 km away from VulPro.  We will be keeping a close eye on “Bee Sting” and will update you accordingly with her progress and travels.

VulPro legend “Bee Sting” flies free
VulPro legend “Bee Sting” flies free
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