A juvenile male Cinereous Vulture /Monachus aegypius/, namely Sky, was released on 29 April 2017 after being rehabilitated at Kasetsart University Raptor Unit (KURU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 17 January 2017. The Vulture was found exhausted and emaciated in Buayai district, Nakhon Ratchasima province then submitted to KURU by 7th Regional Protected Area Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.
“Skywalker” is not just the name of the famous Jedi in Star War movies, but also the name of a bird -- a vulture to be exact.
Two juvenile rehabilitated Himalayan Vultures will be released at Doi Lang, Chiang Mai on 3 April 2016. The release site is located on the vulture migration route.
The vultures (KU301 found in Suphanburi & 347 in Krabi in December 2015) were rescued from starvation by regional offices of Department of National Parks, and then submitted for rehabilitation at Kasetsart University Raptor Rehabilitation Unit.