A not so common vulture, rescued in a critical condition by youths at Belaichandi Bairagipara village in Saidpur upazila, was sent to a government-run birds care centre in Dinajpur yesterday.
“The youths brought the injured bird to our office in the morning. After providing first aid, we shifted it to government birds care centre at Singra forest in neighbouring Birganj upazila under Dinajpur for its treatment and rehabilitation,” said Motleb Hossain, ranger of Saidpur forest office.
The vulture weighing around 10 kg is six foot long with its wings stretched and 2.5 feet high in standing position, he said.
Three days ago, a few children at Belaichandi Bairagipara village caught the vulture, which was injured and too weak to fly, said Alamgir Hossain, 21, a local youth.
“The boys poked in different ways and its condition became critical as it was kept without food and treatment. Hearing the matter, we persuaded the boys to hand over the bird to us for making arrangement for its treatment and rehabilitation. Then we took it to Saidpur forest officials who sent it to birds care centre in Singra,” he said.