Monday, February 25, 2013

Ryukyu Shimpo – Spoonbill recovers to return to the wild

On February 14, as its caregivers looked on, the black-faced spoonbill that had been receiving medical treatment in an animal hospital in Naha since the end of last year was safely released back to the wild. Its injuries have healed but the bird was becoming weak because its broken leg had made it unable to catch prey for itself. The spoonbill was looked after by the people at the Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center in Tomigusuku. The bird stepped out of a box at the center and walked around for a short while before taking off and flying up into the blue sky.

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