An Egyptian vulture was rescued from Manewada area of Nagpur, Maharashtra state. The bird was severely dehydrated, weak and was unable to stand on its own, when it was first observed. Therefore it was immediately transferred to Critical Care Unit of Wild-CER. Forest department personnel were informed about the rescue, immediately. The bird was stabilized with saline and medicines, informed Dr. Baviskar, Wildlife veterinarian & Director, Wild-CER.
On physical examination, it was found that propatagium and patagium of left wing of Egyptian vulture was completely damaged due to kite string. Three operations were performed successfully and the bird showed recovery. It was fruit of team effort and we are thankful to Dr. Upadhye, Dr. Dhakate and Dr. Stephan Harsch for their guidance and support during the operation. The bird took 5-6 months for complete recovery. This is for the first time in Central India that Egyptian vulture has been operated successfully,informed Dr. Baviskar.