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.