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Published February 5, 2018, sourced March 10, 2022
India’s three vulture species saw an unprecedented decline of 97 to 99.9 percent between 1992 and 2007 owing to ingesting (the drug) diclofenac through cattle carcasses. The near extinction of this efficient scavenger is linked to spread of zoonotic diseases and increased incidence of rabies.