A few months ago we received confirmation that a Eremita Ibis chicken that had been born in Oasys Park in 2017, the female named Tabernas 17, had returned after her migration to Africa to the Colony of Barbate Cliffs in the Cadiz population, where the Junta de Andalucía, the Jerez Zoo, Oasys MiniHollywood and other conservation organizations have been carrying out for more than 10 years, a Conservation project based on creating a stable colony in this location, since there are hardly any specimens in free life of this emblematic species.
The Eremita Project aims to increase the population of the colonies that already exist in the wild, as well as to achieve stable populations of these birds in areas where they disappeared a long time ago, such as on the Mediterranean coast.
Our female Tabernas had a GPS tracking equipment implanted, which has allowed her to be located during her migration to Africa through the wide area where she has been moving, as well as to be able to find her again in the colony, with the surprise of seeing her already paired.
After her capture, and after the necessary veterinary checks to verify that she was in perfect health and with the hope that it could be this year when she carried out her first laying and breeding with her partner, she was again released.
Oasys Minihollywood contributing small grains of sand in the Conservation of Species.
Good flight and good luck, Tabernas!