Partridges feed on herbs and grains.  They love potato and beet fields as resting places

    Partridges feed on herbs and grains. They love potato and beet fields as resting places Photo: picture alliance / blickwinkel/A

    From the BZ editorial team

    This help is urgently needed, otherwise it will soon be cackled!

    The partridge is on the red list of endangered species in the country: pesticides and fertilizers are decimating their species. In order to ensure the survival of the bird species, the Pritzwalk Hunting Association has been running the country’s largest breeding station since spring.

    35 pairs of partridges live there in their own large aviaries and are under the care of veterinarian Christine Müller and two other employees.

    Veterinarian Christine Müller in front of one of the

    Veterinarian Christine Müller in front of one of the “kindergartens” in the breeding station Photo: Oliver Gierens/dpa

    Up to 20 eggs are taken from each pair of partridges and hatched in a “nursery”. After about eight weeks, the birds can be released into the wild. They are not hunted in Brandenburg.

    Subjects:

    Prignitz Veterinarian animal protection environmental protection birds

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