Yehuda, an 18-year-old Griffon vulture, sits protectively on his nest after a 12-hour-old chick was placed in his care at Israel’s Jerusalem zoo in 1999.

Two male vultures that took in an abandoned egg at an Amsterdam zoo are now the proud parents of a baby bird.

The griffon vultures had been a couple for several years before a keeper at the Artis zoo placed the vulture egg, found on the ground of the aviary, in their nest, the zoo said in a Wednesday statement translated by The Associated Press.

Initially, the egg was placed in an incubator before the keeper offered it to the male birds. Once it was inside their nest, the…