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1939

First Griffin vulture chick to be born in captivity in England

By Chester Zoo

Attention was all on the Griffin vultures as they laid an egg at the zoo in May 1939. The image taken shows the new-parents-to-be anxiously waiting, and watching over the unhatched egg. There must have been a high chance that the chick wouldn't survive as the caption states: "If the young vulture survives it will be the first born in captivity in this country to do so."

This was a world first.

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