Police helps endangered wild ass in China-Mongolia border region

On the vast grassland of Urad Middle Banner, China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, police and border guards found nine wild asses when they were patrolling the China-Mongolia border.

The Mongolian khulan, also known as Mongolian wild ass, is an endangered animal under China's state protection. The continuing dry weather made water a priority. To help wild animals get through the dry season, border guards have installed water basins for the animals. 

The nine Mongolian wild asses are in good health, and they drink frequently not bothered by humans.

The environment and ecosystem of Urad Middle Banner has been improving gradually due to years of efforts by locals. 

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