Barang: The rare vulture, rescued by the Forest Department Gunduria village in Ranapur block in Nayagarh district, has been relocated to Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), on outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
The bird, popularly known as ‘Himalayan vulture’ or ‘Himalayan griffon vulture’, is aged around 4 years old.
With arrival of the vulture, the number of endangered vulture species has increased to 3 at the zoo.
Notably, Villagers had alerted the department after they found the ailing bird of prey near a poultry farm in Gunduria village. Later, forester Kaibalya Behera and Snake Helpline member Ajay Kumar Das went to the village and rescued the vulture.