Recently, the Red-headed vulture was spotted in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.


About the ‘red-headed vulture’

  • This is one of the 9 species of Vulture which are found in India
  • It is also called the Asian King vulture or Pondicherry Vulture was extensively found in India but its numbers drastically reduced after diclofenac poisoning.
  • Conservation status — IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered; Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule 1.


About the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located on the Southern Delhi Ridge of the Aravalli hill range on the Delhi-Haryana border and in Southern Delhi as well as northern parts of the Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana.
  • It is at the end of an important wildlife corridor that starts from Sariska National Park in Alwar, Rajasthan.
  • Flora —  Wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses.
  • Fauna A large number of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies.