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Your contributions help us rescue, rehabilitate, and release eagles and other similar birds of prey back to their natural habitat when they are admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC sick, injured or orphaned.
Eagles and raptors generally play a very crucial role in shaping the avian ecosystem. They are the top predators of the skies and just like a Lion or a Tiger, sit on top of the food chain maintaining the ecological balance.
However, due to the blurring of lines between protected areas and human-dominated landscapes, an increased number of these birds are falling prey to human-inflicted scenarios like injuries sustained due to manja, electrocution, fractures due to collisions, severe dehydration or other infectious diseases. Such birds are admitted at RESQ Wildlife TTC for veterinary treatment, surgeries, physiotherapy or post-operative care.
Sometimes it results in the death of the bird and orphan chicks, which are required to be hand raised with tenderness and sufficient nutrition to aid their growth. RESQ's highly trained rehabilitators sure that the bird receives appropriate care until it starts self-feeding. To be deemed fit for release, the bird has to fulfil an exhaustive list of rehabilitation milestones.
Several birds of prey are victims of superstitious beliefs that are held captive. Often, their primary feathers are clipped making them flightless and vulnerable. Such birds are sometimes admitted to the TTC when seized by the Forest Department. They require long-term care and rehabilitation, at times over months to be able to get to the skies again.
It costs us an average of Rs.1,000 per month to conduct swift manja rescues and free as many such birds as possible. For raptors that get admitted to the RESQ Wildlife TTC, it costs us an average of Rs.2,000 per month to provide veterinary care, rehabilitation supplies and nutritional feed for an eagle or a bird of prey.