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Wild vulture rescued after wandering the streets of Madrid

/ 12:00 PM August 04, 2022
Wild vulture rescued after wandering the streets of Madrid

A disorientated and dehydrated young vulture stands in the street, in Madrid, Spain, August 3, 2022 in this picture obtained from social media. Twitter/@JC_LOSEZ/via REUTERS

MADRID — Spanish police on Wednesday rescued a disoriented and dehydrated wild vulture as it wandered the streets of downtown Madrid, holding up traffic and startling passers by.

While one police officer distracted the bird, another captured it from behind using a blanket. They put the vulture into a cardboard box and took it to a local animal recovery centre that specialises in raptors.

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“It’s a young vulture, about one year old, and it was a bit dehydrated,” a worker at the Brinzal recovery center told Reuters.

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