Assam state zoo first to breed endangered Hargila

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News: The Assam State Zoo and wildlife NGO Aaranyak has jointly bred a pair of Greater Adjutant (Hargila) chicks in an artificial platform within the zoo enclosure. 

Facts:

About Greater Adjutant Stork (Hargila):

  • It is found in a few isolated pockets in Assam and Bihar in India and PrekToal in Cambodia.
  •  IUCN status: Endangered
  •  It is listed under schedule IV of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.