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Back to the wild

, November 21, 2012

An oriental white stork spreads its wings on a box before it was released into the wild with others by its rescuers, who saved it after it was poisoned, in Tianjin, on November 21. The endangered storks grabbed headlines in Chinese media recently when 20 of the birds died of poisoning in northern China. According to Xinhua News Agency, poachers poisoned the wild birds within a wetland nature reserve in north China's Tianjin Municipality, where 20 were found dead and 13 others sickened, sparking a public outcry for intensified protection of wild animals and harsher punishments for those behind the deaths of the storks. Reuters/China Daily




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