Zhalong Nature Reserve in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province is known as the "Land of the Cranes", and is considered by many local people as a gift from "Mother Nature".
There are 15 identified crane species in the world, and six of them live in the reserve, especially the white crane and the red-crowned crane. Cranes are great dancers, their beauty and grace have turned them into legendary birds in many cultures.
Located near the city of Qiqihar, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Zhalong wetland has provided a habitat for hundreds of animal and plant species. Covering an area of 2,100 square kilometers, it is a major migratory route for birds from the Arctic to Southeast Asia.
(Cover image via VCG.)
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