- 6 Sep 2022 1:12 PM
The relocation of the ground squirrels was necessary due to nature conservation and aviation safety reasons and was carried out by a team of biologists, with the help of Budapest Airport’s environmental protection specialists.
Airport staff relocated 56 animals to another area within the airport fence, where they do not pose a safety risk and can live undisturbed and safely.
A pre-established system of tunnels awaited the protected ground squirrel families at their new home.
The team used hand drills to bore holes in the ground, to create a new “estate” for the animals.
Source: Budapest Airport