Rare species vulture rescued

This rare species vulture, rescued by locals after its electrocution near Srimongal upazila town in
Moulviabazar district on Thursday, is kept for treatment at the mini zoo owned by Sitesh Ranjan Dev,
a wildlife expert in Srimongal. Photo: STAR

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Our Correspondent, Moulvibazar

A rare species vulture was rescued by locals when it was hit by a full voltage electricity wire near Srimongal upazila town on Thursday. The near extinct vulture is now under treatment at the mini zoo of Sitesh Ranjan Deb at Srimongal town. Every day a large number of people are visiting the zoo to see the vulture. Zoo owner Sitesh Ranjan Deb, also an eminent wild life expert said, the right wing of the 10-kg vulture was seriously injured after being hit by a full voltage electricity wire at Uttarsur village near Srimongal town on Thursday. Instantly the vulture fell down the ground. Local people caught the injured vulture. Later, Sitesh brought it to his zoo. The zoo owner is giving treatment to the near extinct bird which is rarely seen in our country. Sitesh said about 15 to 20 days will be needed for complete cure of the bird. Afterwards, the vulture will be freed, Sitesh said.

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