Bhubaneswar: In good news for nature lovers, a species of endangered vulture, which was rescued from Baripada in Mayurbhanj district, has been brought to the Nandankanan Zoological Park here.
The species identified as Himalayan griffon vulture is around five years old. It has been kept in quarantine at the zoo. The gender of the vulture is yet to be known. With the species, the total number of vultures is now four at Nandankanan.
Reportedly, the vulture had fallen on ground after a long flight for searching food. Forest officials rescued the bird and sent it to Nandankanan on Sunday.
Such species of vulture is usually found in the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau. Earlier, Himalayan griffon vultures were rescued in different locations including Puri, Pipili, Brahmagiri and Baleswar in Odisha and brought to Nandankanan.