Moradabad: A rare species of vulture was found in Bhansia village of the district, forest officials claimed today.
"This is a rare find. After its examination, we will declare the name of the species," District Forest Officer Chandra Bhuvan said.
The wing-span of the vulture is about nine feet against normal size of eight feet. Its height is about three feet and weighs about 20 kg, Bhuvan said.
Villagers had spotted four vultures of this type but three of them flew away, he said.
It was handed over to forest deputy ranger T C Pant.
"We will send it either to Delhi National Zoo or Lucknow Zoo," Pant said.