Stork with beak caught in ring rescued in Delhi

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Stork with beak caught in ring rescued in Delhi

The officials believe that the plastic ring got stuck over its beak during feeding process.

The officials of Bombay History Society (BHS) and wildlife department managed to rescue an Australian black-necked stork, which was trapped by a plastic ring and unable to open its beak.

The officials believe that the plastic ring got stuck over its beak during the feeding process. The bird was spotted a week ago in Gurugram by members of Delhi bird photographers society. They alerted agencies about the incident. It was finally rescued from Najafgarh drain in a joint operation.

"The bird is under observation of veterinary doctors in Sultanpur national park and if found healthy, it will be released in two days," said Shyam Sunder Kaushik, DFO wildlife Gurugram range.

As per its physical ability, the bird can fly for long hours. Since it was unable eat for last one week, the bird fell ill and hence, is unable to fly long routes now," the official said.