By Manjinder Singh
The state bird of the state of Rajasthan is in danger of extinction. The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) is on the edge of getting disappeared from the planet, even in its home state. In the past five months, sources conveyed twice about the poaching of the bird. However, another bird died in recent past due to wound. The wound have left the forest officer puzzled about how did the wound occurred.
The incident was highlighted when one of the birds was found in a wounded condition at the Ramdevra protected area on May 2.
Govind Sagar Bhardwaj, who is the chief conservator of forests (CCF), Jaisalmer, said that they found the bird near by the Nazri ka Tanka close to the protected area. The bird suffered difficulty in walking as it had been wounded severely on its leg.
He further said that they took the bird to the hospital for cure. The bird was in a state of shock and was provided adequate treatment by qualified veterinary doctors.
In spite of getting all required treatment the bird died four days after found wounded.
CCF said that the bird was wounded 10 days ago before its discovery in a wounded state. Instead of adequate medical aid the bird died.