Recently, The Red-headed vulture was spotted in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.
About 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
- UCN Red List: Critically Endangered
- Wildlife ProtectioIn Act, 1972: Schedule 1
Key facts 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.
Q1) What type of Fauna is found in the Sariska Tiger Reserve?
Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park where you will find a perfect intermingling of nature. It contains mountains, grasslands, dry deciduous forests and cliffs which span over 800 square kilometres.