Three endangered storks released in north China's Hebei

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SHIJIAZHUANG, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Three rare oriental white storks were released into the wild in northern China's Hebei Province Saturday, after being rescued half a year ago.

Environmental volunteers and bird lovers witnessed the release at the Daqinghe bird rescue station in Laoting county under the city of Tangshan.

The storks were rescued and sent to receive treatment and reintroduction training at the station over six months ago. They are in good condition and able to fly, according to the station.

The oriental white stork is a national first-class protected animal and listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The far eastern region of Russia and northeast China are their major breeding areas. The wild population is estimated at less than 4,000. Enditem

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