Rare birds rescued in northwest China city

Two birds under state protection were rescued last week in Hancheng City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

On Tuesday, a man happened to find and brought to his rural home a large, injured bird. Forest rangers alerted then identified the bird as a grey heron, a large wading bird under second-class state protection in China. 

In another incident, an injured young peregrine falcon was found and rescued. The falcon, known for its fast speed during dives, is under second-class state protection in China.

Both birds were released into the wild after treatment and care.

(Cover image via VCG)

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