The main goal of our work at Drasi is to take care of wild animals until they are ready to be released.
Every animal (mostly birds) need its own spot, that’s why it is important to know where they were found in order that they can get their freedom back where they used to live.
When it is possible, we have some events to release some birds, in order to show people our work and explain them the bird history and a bit about their breed.
The technique to let them free is usually the same with all of them (birds).
First, they all need to have their own ring, with their own number (every number is different all around the world). Then, there is a variance between the little birds and the big ones:
- The little ones need to be hold up (open hand) and at some point they decide to leave. Some of them need their time.
- Some other a bit bigger (depend on the specie, like pigeons) need the impulse to start flying
- The big ones, however, need to be left on the floor, with no obstacles in front (including people) so they can run a bit when they want to take off. For them this process is too stressful due to they are not use to people, neither to be in cages which is needed to take them to the correct place. Furthermore the noise affects them, so when they are released during a festival, everybody need remain silent until the bird leaves.
It has to be consider if they are daytime or nocturnal. Obviously owls need to wait until it gets dark
We had some turtles released too, for them it is necessary to go a place where they can find water, and leave them on the ground, a bit hide.
I’m glad I had the chance to live this beautiful moments