Rare Himalayan Griffon Vulture spotted in Industrial City Kanpur

Kanpur: A rare Himalayan Griffon Vulture was rescued near the Benajhabar Idgah cemetery in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. It has been sent to the veterinary hospital of Allen Forest Zoo for 15 days of quarantine. District Forest Officer Shraddha Yadav told that the vulture has been quarantined in the zoo hospital for 15 days. She said, sighting of a pair of Himalayan vultures has come to light. There is another vulture in Benajhar area, it is being searched.

Zoo veterinarian Dr Nasir Zaidi said that the captured Himalayan vulture has been kept in the hospital premises separately from other birds. It weighs about 8 kg, she said. The team of doctors is monitoring the rare vulture. The zoo already has four Himalayan griffon vultures. Some people saw it in Benajhabar Idgah cemetery, this vulture was not able to fly. After which the person at the spot immediately informed the forest department about it. The Griffon Vulture is found along the Himalayas and the surrounding Tibetan Plateau. This species is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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