Species: Cape Vulture
GPS device: GSM-GPS device, backpack style
Cape Vulture Tag 129 is one of our incredibly fortunate power line collision survivors. He was a sub- adult male, who landed in the very capable hands of VulPro’s Eastern Cape rehabilitator, Kate Webster on the 29th of December 2015.
He was found near Thomas River, grounded due to his collision with a powerline, fortunately he had no broken bones or serious injuries. He remained in Kate’s good hands until he was released on 31st January 2016 at the same location where he was found.
In the 8 months since he was released, he has travelled over much of the Eastern Cape Province and is now (as of early September 2016) just south of Mthatha. His GPS device has been downloading sporadically due to low battery voltage.
Update 28th September 2016
This special vulture is still active, although his tracking device battery is giving us all grey hairs. The battery seems on the brink of demise. We are getting very sporadic updates of his movements. Here is the latest composite map of his travels.
Update 7th November 2016
In spite of the problems that we have had with this tracking device, we do have an updated movement summary of this active youngster. This composite map covers from the 1st October through to the 1st November 2016.
Cape Vulture 129 composite movement summary from 7 November 2016 to 6 May 2018 this is the last record received from the transmitter.