Great Indian Bustard (GIB), known as Godawan in Rajasthan in its local language, is critically endangered species found in Desert National Park in Rajasthan near Jaisalmer. Recently, it is reported that, After a gap of nearly six years, a Great Indian Bustard egg hatched in Desert National Park area with forest officials succeeding in protecting the egg from wild animals. The GIBs are highly endangered species with only a few left in the world.

According to forest officials, a GIB had laid two eggs outside the DNP in Ramdeora area where 33 GIBs were spotted recently. GIBs are found in Jaisalmer and Sonkhalia area of Ajmer while a few of them are found in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Devendra Singh Bhati, assistant conservator of forests, said that officials are keeping a vigil on the GIB hatchling and are protecting it from the wild animals.

This is great news for Bird lovers in India!

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