Himalayan Griffon Vulture, rescued and released.

A partially blind rare Himalayan Griffon Vulture, which was rescued from a near death condition in Srinagar, took perfect flight in a healthy condition on Thursday in Dachigam National Park, courtesy the Kashmir unit of Wildlife SOS

The rare vulture was found on bank of Dal Lake may had hit a tree or cables due to blindness in the right eye, officials said. It was spotted by some commuters in Srinagar who immediately alerted Wildlife SOS.

The bird’s wingspan measured about eight feet and it was around three feet tall, it was given treatment by the veterinarian from the Wildlife Protection Department.

The Griffon Vulture is found along the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau. This species is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

The Himalayan Griffon vulture inhabits high mountainous regions.  and the Dachigam National Park is said to be the home to a fair population of this species.

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