Pithauli , a village in Nawalparasi District in southern Nepal, is being frequented by a large number of tourists. The attraction is Jatayu Restaurant — not a diner but a feeding centre for vultures.This feeding centre for vultures in Asia is first of a kind in Asia. The restaurant was established in Namuna Community Forest about three years ago to preserve endangered species of vulture, especially the white-rumped and slender-billed vultures. As Nawalparasi contain seven of the nine species of vulture in the world, setting up the restaurant has made it easier for conservationists to monitor the birds and their activities.The vultures are fed uncontaminated cattle carcasses. An observation post has been built for visitors to watch the birds swoop down at mealtime.
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