Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 5: Woodland struggles

Summer is here. For the great hornbill, this is the busiest time of the year. Over the months to come, hornbill couples will devote all their time and energy to breeding the next generation. Even as first-time parents, they follow their instincts and seem to be doing well in nursing their offspring. After three months of hatching and feeding, the tree hole is too cramped for both the mother and her chick. The mother decides to step out and helps her diligent husband look for food.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Yunnan Dehong Series

Yunnan Province in southwest China is one of the few regions in the country to have tropical rainforests. The rich flora and fauna reserves have turned Yunnan into a hub for wildlife enthusiasts as well as academic researchers. Dehong Prefecture, sitting at the western end of Yunnan, is a land of lush mountains and fertile dales. Boasting both tropical and subtropical features, it is endowed with ample sunlight and heat. The mountains offer a haven for wildlife. In this series, CGTN Nature takes you to Dehong's wild world. 

For more:

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 1: Ode to nature

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 2: Totem bird

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 3: Rainforest whispers

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 4: Songs of feathers

(Cover image a video screenshot; video shot by CGTN Nature film crew)

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