NEWS

Mass release of vultures on Crete to set world record

There will be an attempt to break a world record on Crete on Saturday, when 10 vultures are due to be released back into the wild.

The vultures were all found poisoned on Crete and have been treated at the Hellenic Wildlife Hospital on Aegina.

The birds are due to be released at 11.30 a.m. in the area of Archanes. Organizers have applied for the event to be recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest mass release of vultures in history.