The Centre for Wild, Exotic and Domestic Animals Rescue “Feldman Ecopark Good Home” took on rehabilitation a stork rescued by volunteers. A few weeks ago, citizens of one of Kharkiv districts found young bird, almost a nestling, that, most likely, lost parents. They reported to All-Ukrainian hotline about the bird and brought it to a Multi-Complex. Foundling already underwent veterinary examination and is under the care of animal keepers. According to the head of the Birds department in Feldman Ecopark Volodymyr Perekhodovych, a stork feels well. As soon as it grows up and will be able to eat by its own, the bird will join relatives and other waterfowl on the Swan Lake.
“We thank caring people for picking up this nestling aged one or one and a half months, otherwise it would become a prey of crows or other predators. At this age, stork nestlings aren’t able to fly and hunt yet and they die without parents. Ours was lucky, now it will be fine — Volodymyr Perekhodovych told. — We feed it six times a day with zofobases, small fish, we catch lizards for a nestling to be adjusted to adult life. We will release it on the Swan Lake soon. A stork will stay there till fall, get stronger, and then it will be able to fly to warm regions. In the spring, perhaps, a stork will return to us if wants.”
It should be reminded that the Swan Lake is a unique nature complex for water birds, which exists in the territory of Feldman Ecopark for three years. Here, on one of the water bodies of the Three Lakes, more than a hundred of birds – swans, pelicans, storks, ducks – live in natural conditions, but under the care of animal keepers. The part of them was rescued and undergoes rehabilitation thanks to the Centre for Wild, Exotic and Domestic Animals Rescue “Feldman Ecopark Good Home.”