Hoot puts on gloves and carefully handles the majestic creature.
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Griffon vulture Nelson crossed into war-torn Yemen in search of food but ended up in the hands of Yemeni fighters and temporarily in jail for suspected espionage.Nelson, approximately 2-years-old, embarked on his journey in September 2018 from Bulgaria, where his wing was tagged and equipped with a satellite transmitter by the Fund for Wild Fauna and Flora (FWFF).But he seems to have lost his way, eventually coming down into Taiz under siege by Houthi rebels but controlled by pro-government forces, who mistook Nelson's satellite transmitter for an espionage device and detained the bird.BROKEN WINGSHoot said the bird will be released in two months when he believed Nelson will have regained his full strength and his wing broken somewhere during his journey will have healed.
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