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Griffon vulture rescued from drowning in Yamuna

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura (UP) 

A Himalayan was rescued by villagers from drowning into the river in today, a wildlife NGO said today.

The young raptor trying desperately to stay afloat was seen by villagers near the Bainpur range in Sikandra, said Baiju Raj M V, director conservation projects,

After receiving the information, the and Wildlife SOS, a wildlife conservation NGO, rushed to the spot.

The vulture was undergoing treatment at the rescue facility, Baiju said.

The Himalayan is found along the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau, he stated.

According to Baiju, the species is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and listed as near threatened in the Red Data list.

Ilayaraja, Deputy Director, Veterinary Services, said, "The bird is under mandated medical observation".

Once the bird fully recovers its strength, it would be released back into the wilderness for conducive natural needed for its survival, Baiju said.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 21:40 IST