The Jatayu Vulture Conservation and breeding centre, an ex-situ vulture conservation organization, has released its first batch of vultures into the wild, on October 8, 2020.
The vultures bred there included three species: The white-rumped, the slender-billed and the long-billed. However, only 8 white-rumped vultures, aged 6-8 years, were released recently, and the BNHS and the VCBC are still making plans on how to release individuals of the other two species.
Out of the 8 individuals that were released, two were rescued from the wild while the other six were born and bred in the centre itself.
To read more about the conservation of vultures, read my article on the Asian Vulture Crisis and the VCBC:
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