The Anti-Poaching Squad of Telangana Forest Department, on a tip-off, has rescued an ailing White Backed Vulture Juvenile supposedly hit by the heat of peak summer.
The young Bird identified as White Backed Vulture was first found in a very weak condition by the good samaritans Abdul Nayeem and Abdul Azeem of Asifnagar late last night. It was later handed it over to the forest officials for further treatment. They rescued the bird from the street and offered some water. The squad that arrived on the spot found it was completely dehydrated due to summer.
They immediately rushed the bird to the Veterinary hospital in Nehru Zoological Park where it was provided water mixed with Electral powder. The Vulture started recovery and by early morning was active. It has since started taking meat pieces. The Vulture is under observation at the Zoo Park.
The White Backed Vulture is a critically endangered species in India and globally and has not been sighted in and around Hyderabad city in the last 20 years. Discovery of this Bird is a matter of great importance and the Forest Department will be investigating to find out the nesting site of the Vultures from where this Juvenile Bird could have stayed out.