Wildlife SOS saves another peacock in Agra
An injured peahen (Indian Peafowl) was rescued by Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit after being attacked by monkeys and then chased by wild dogs in Bhogipura area of Shahganj locality in Agra.
The bird, which had sought refuge inside a house in the Shahganj area, is currently undergoing medical treatment at the NGO’s transit centre.
“Last month alone, our team rescued more than 20 peacocks from such situations in Agra and surrounding areas,” said Baiju Raj MV, Director of Conservation Projects, Wildlife SOS.
“The Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. Commonly known as a peacock, it has adapted well to human-dominated landscapes,” said Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO. ,SOS Fauna.
“In the last case, neighbors had seen the peahen being attacked by monkeys on a tree and later being chased by dogs. To save itself, the bird took refuge in a house and, to everyone’s surprise, perched on the TV inside the dining room, said a press release issued by the office. Wildlife Public Relations SOS.
The family immediately notified the forest service and SOS Faune was alerted. Subsequently, a two-member team was deployed to the site to rescue the bird.
The peahen was then taken to the Wildlife SOS Transit Care Center as she suffered minor abrasion injuries under her wings. “After providing all necessary medication and treatment, the bird was then released back into its natural habitat,” the statement read.
In a separate but similar incident, a peahen who was attacked by dogs took refuge under the stairs of a house in the Shri Ram Nirvana settlement on Gwalior Road in Agra and from where she was rescued.