Lijiang Series Ep. 12: Forest of 'kings' and 'hermits'

In January, the 99 Dragon Ponds of the Laojun Mountain are still covered in snow. In the alpine coniferous and mixed forests, some rarely seen fowls quietly show up. Temminck's tragopan is a graceful and luxurious bird often hailed as the "king of pheasants" due to its red plumage, while blood pheasant is known as the "hermit in the highland" due to its stealth. Check out the stories about these "kings" and "hermits" and the magnificent forest they thrive in.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Lijiang Series

"Plant kingdom" and the "home of Yunnan medicines" are among the nicknames given to a famous city in southwest China's Yunnan Province – Lijiang. Not only are the numerous plant species a calling card, but the city is also well-known for its towering peaks and mysterious animals. In this series, CGTN Nature unveils the mysteries of a city full of surprises.

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

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