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India’s first captive breeding success story in Assam Zoo

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In 2011-2012, Himalayan vultures were saved from poisoning incidents in Assam. Despite doubts from veterinarians about surviving the hot and humid weather, most survived and contributed to India’s first successful captive breeding of Himalayan vultures at Assam State Zoo.

 

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About Himalayan vultures

The Himalayan Griffon vulture, also known as the Himalayan Vulture, is found in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. It ranges from western China to central China and Mongolia, with the ability to fly at altitudes of up to 5,500 meters. It’s classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN.