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By | Shyam Madavedi
Nizamabad: Telangana State, it appears, is attracting more and more rare bird species and other wildlife to its forests. Wildlife photographer Kyatham Santhosh Kumar reported the spotting of Indian Gray Wolves, an endangered species, on the banks of river Godavari in Nizamabad district on Saturday, just a day before Forest Range Officer Satla Venugopal spotted the rare Rufous-Bellied Eagle in Kagaznagar forest division.
Always on the lookout for an opportunity for wildlife shoot, Kumar found four Indian Gray Wolves on the banks of the river and clicked away some picture since they have never been spotted in Telangana State. Later, he consulted some zoologists and experts to establish the identity of the endangered species which is mostly found in North Indian States like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan besides Gujarat, Wwest Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Their population has dwindled down to about 2,000-plus now.