Rescued eagle which was released in Karachi last month, with GPS, solar-powered satellite tracker device, reaches Balochistan.
A female steppe eagle that received a solar-powered satellite tracking device after being rehabilitated at a private conservation facility in Karachi last month has reached Balochistan.
So far, the endangered species named ‘Sadoori’ (lucky) has travelled more than 330 kilometres and soared to a height of 460 feet.
The bird, along with its male partner ‘Sadoor’, was rescued by the wildlife department in a raid on an Empress Market shop in June this year where they were illegally caged for months.
Kamran Yousufzai, head of the Raptor Centre for Conservation where the eagles were shifted for rehabilitation by the wildlife department following their seizure, said the eagles were in poor condition when the team received them.
“They were injured and their feathers were broken. So, we took good care of them as they needed to be 100 per cent fit to be in the wild where their survival was directly dependent on their ability to hunt,” he said.
Wildlife officials collaborating with the centre decided to attach satellite tracking devices to the birds in an effort to map their movement and get information about their resting places, speed, temperature, food etc.
The devices costing Rs100,000 each were donated by the center.