Two Juvenile Greater Flamingos missing from Għadira Nature Reserve

BirdLife Malta believes that they have been either killed or taken away.

BirdLife Malta

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BirdLife Malta has announced that during the night between the 12th and 13th October a person or two entered Għadira Nature Reserve from a secluded area using wooden planks to jump over the fence.

“Footprints on islands that are never visited by anyone are also visible. The sad part of this story is that two out of the three juvenile Greater Flamingos that have been recently released back into the wild at the reserve after rehab have disappeared, leading us to believe that they have been either killed or taken away. The police were at the reserve soon after this discovery and are investigating the case. One can only imagine what would happen to the birds in such reserves without any controlled access,” it said in a Facebook post.

BirdLife Malta said that it will continue working hard to make such places a respite and a safe place for birds to be enjoyed by the public.

Photos: Aron Tanti, Nathaniel Attard