A glossy ibis bird was rescued from the Prime Minister’s residence on Friday, news media reported. The bird had collapsed due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. The bird was found near the reception area of the PM house at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg by the security personnel. They called the non-profit Wildlife SOS’ helpline number to rescue the bird.
A two-member rescue team from Wildlife SOS rushed to the bird’s aid and gave it oral rehydration solution and it is currently under observation, a release from the organisation said.
The organisation said a large number of animals, especially birds, were being reported to have been suffering due to dehydration, heat exhaustion and lack of shade. The state capital has been reeling under a heatwave with the maximum temperature soaring up to 46 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the highest for the month of May in 18 years.