Nine species of vultures are found in India, these include Oriental Whitebacks, Longbilled, Slenderbilled, Himalayan Griffon, Redheaded, Egyptian, Bearded, Cinereus and Eurasian Griffon.
Himalayan Griffon Vulture
A vulture found in Kanpur became a topic of discussion. very rare species vulture Found in a graveyard of Idgah. Presently that vulture is under the supervision of veterinarians, it is surprising to find it in Kanpur because this vulture is called the ‘King’ of the Himalayas. From Kabul to Tibet and Bhutan Himalaya This vulture lives only in the hills. The special thing is that it never hunts itself, but only takes the dead animals as its own. Meal makes.
Himalayan griffon species of vulture is rare
The vulture found in Kanpur is of the Himalayan Griffon species. It is mainly found in the Himalayan region. Its head is white, neck is light yellow and wings are very wide. The wings of the vulture found in Kanpur are said to be about 5 to 6 feet wide. Its beak is yellow and the color of the body is white. It has a very short tail. This is a very rare species which has been included in the IUCN Red List.
Vulture found in Kanpur is 10 years old
The vulture found in Kanpur has been quarantined for 15 days in the zoo. Zoo’s veterinarian Dr. Nasir Zaidi told that the Himalayan vulture has been kept separate from other birds, it is being given minced meat. It will be released after completing the quarantine period. The vulture found in Kanpur is 10 years old, its maximum age is 35 years, its weight ranges from 7 to 12 kg, it can eat one to one and a half kg meat in a day.
These vultures do not hunt
Himalayan griffon vultures live at an altitude of 1200 to 5 thousand meters. They are active only during the day and never hunt themselves, they always eat dead animals. It is a wonder to meet them in the plains.
9 species of vultures are found in India
Nine species of vultures are found in India, these include Oriental Whitebacks, Longbilled, Slenderbilled, Himalayan Griffon, Redheaded, Egyptian, Bearded, Cinereus and Eurasian Griffon. Most of these are at risk of extinction. The special thing is that among these, bearded, long-beaked, thin-beaked, oriental white-backed are protected in Schedule-1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The rest are protected under Schedule 4.
This ongoing effort in India
Recently the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) approved the Vulture Conservation Action Plan 2020-2025 for the conservation of vultures. Under this, the drugs used in the treatment of cattle becoming poison for vultures have been banned by the Drug Controller General. Similarly, provision has been made to establish vulture conservation and breeding centers in Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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