In the family of carrion crows living in the territory of the fortress the tower of London, for the first time in 30 years appeared the addition. These birds are considered a symbol not only of Britain but of the whole of the United Kingdom, informs
According to ravens overseer Chris Skayf pair Hugin and Munin had built a large nest in one night, and the female immediately started to sit in it. And on April 23, when the British celebrate St George’s Day, he saw that the birds carry to the nest meal.
“I didn’t want to disturb them, and only this week was able to come to know him better and make sure that they have four healthy Chicks,” says Skayf.
New parents feed their offspring every two hours. Hugin takes the male quails, mice and rats, which leaves the inspector, and take them to the female. The Chicks since their birth, rose from 7.6 to 30 cm in height.
According to legend, the tower of London will be without the ravens, the country faces dark times. So the guards carefully monitor their quantity. The fortress was left without birds only once, after the Second world war, in 1946.
Earlier it was reported that in the Moscow zoo hatched three bird Kaffir horned crow. This is the first of many children the history of the Russian and European practice of breeding these birds in captivity.