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Cloudy Qinling Series Ep. 9: The Chinese yew that witnessed centuries



The Chinese yew is a relic species that survived the Quaternary Ice Age. It has existed on Earth for over 2.5 million years. Under natural conditions, the Chinese yew grows extremely slowly. It may live for 5,000 years. Deep in the Qinling Mountains, the species has witnessed centuries of stories. 

About Journeys in Nature: Cloudy Qinling Series

Qinling Mountain range is among the regions with the richest biodiversity in the world, specifically hailed as the northernmost treasure trove of subtropical wildlife. Sitting between northern and southern China, the majestic mountain range is regarded by some as the country's "central park" and an important symbol of Chinese culture. Keep an eye out for the giant panda, golden snub-nosed monkey, takin and other rich wildlife in the cloudy Qinling Mountains. 

For more: Cloudy Qinling Series Ep. 8: Bask in the sun

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

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