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15 July 2015

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Chinese Water Deer Released to Nature

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On November 25, the Nanyue Hengshan National Nature Reserve Administration released 30 Chinese water deer that had undergone a rewilding training. Chinese water deer, or Hydropotes inermis, is a species of mammals in the family Cervidae. It is a national second-class protected animal and is included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN is the short name for International Union for Conservation of Nature.) This is the first time that the administration has released mammals into the wild. After years of hard work, the number of protected wild animals in Hengshan Mountain has increased from 36 to 46. (Photo/Kuang Daiyong, Zhou Xiangyu)

This article is from Hunan Provincial Government

Translator: Xiao Juan

Chinese source: hunantoday