Fly with me: A baby Siberian crane refuses to grow up

A baby Siberian crane arrived at Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province for its first winter. Everything is new to the chick, but danger also looms. The lake, swarmed by hundreds of thousands of birds every winter, becomes a theater of competition. The company of the chick's mom is absolutely necessary to the needy creature. What will the worried mom tell the innocent little child? 

Poyang is the largest freshwater lake in China. Every year, over 700,000 birds fly here from their breeding grounds to spend the winter. For Siberian cranes, a critically endangered species under first-class state protection in China, the lake is a unique place as about 98 percent of its population takes it as their winter home. 

About 'Fly with Me': 

The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP14) takes place in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, from November 5 to 13. During this period, CGTN Nature takes you on a trip with the migratory birds to learn about the wetlands along the largest flyway in the world, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

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(Cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng)

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