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Restaurant For Long Billed Vultures

Published: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 16:36 [IST]

The mega movie Sholay fame sleepy town of Ramanagaram in karnataka will add another feather to its cap when a unique Restaurant is set up by the Forest Department in a exclusive sanctuary of endangered long billed vulture.

The Ramadevara Betta, where the dreaded Gabbar Singh ruled the roost in the film Sholay and was famous for his powerful dialogue, including 'Kitne adme thee, Samba" would soon become a feeding place for the Indian vultures, on the verge of extinction. and now birdwatchers will see, 'kitne vultures thee.' Called the vulture restaurant, it is part of the Forest Department's grand plan to set up an exclusive sanctuary that is aimed at conserving and fostering the vulture population in the state.

Sources in the Forest Department told UNI activities for such a unique eating place for the Indian vultures gathered momentum after a long billed vulture was spotted at Ramadevara Betta. Since then wildlife enthusiasts and forest department officials have spotted around 150 vultures indicating their return.

An area of about 20 sq km around the Ramadevara Betta has been earmarked for the sanctuary.

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