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“Natural Monument” Birds Released Back to Nature


YEONGJU, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Yeongju and the local branch of The Korean Association for Bird Protection released six birds, designated as Korea’s natural monuments, back into their natural habitat.

The six birds were three Eurasian eagle-owls (designated 324-2), two tawny owls (324-1), and one common kestrel (323-8). 

The birds were hatched sometime in April, according to officials, but failed in their first flights, and were found dehydrated. They were taken to a local KABP shelter for treatment and recovery. 

“We wish the birds best, and pray that they settle well in the wild,” said Yeongju Mayor Jang Wook-hyeong. “We also hope that today’s event provides an opportunity for people to pay more attention to conserving our nature.”


Image Credit: Yeongju County / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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