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Chick of endangered vulture species born in Rajasthan

May 2, 2008
Even as Asian vultures are declining faster than any bird in history, a pair of king vultures giving birth to a chick in Talchapar, a black buck sanctuary in Rajasthan, is heartening news for conservationists.

The incident is heartening since it is increasingly felt that vultures need to be reared in captivity if they are to have any chance of a future.

The chick, which is now 15-16 days old, is on a 20-25-foot long tree. It is a rare sight since king vultures are not known to lay eggs at such a low heights, that too in India.

Video: ANI

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