Planted forest attracts goitered gazelle in Xinjiang, NW China

On Saturday, dozens of goitered gazelles appeared in the planted forest near a highway in Bole City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The goitered gazelle is a rare species considered vulnerable by the IUCN. Its name, meaning "full below the throat," comes from the enlarged neck and throat of male individuals during mating season. The forest was planted with joint efforts of local government and people 10 years ago, and now has become a green ecological corridor for wildlife. Many goitered gazelles are attracted here by the good environment.

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