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Chinese saved an important species from extinction! It used to be only seven, but now there are 7,000

via:快科技     time:2021/9/17 12:03:57     readed:176

Zhu Qi, known as Nipponia nippon, known anciently as Zhu Qi, Red Juju, Zhu Qi is a unique species in East Asia.

Zhu Qi was widely distributed in East Asia, due to environmental degradation and other factors led to a sharp decline in population, and then has been declared extermination by many countries around the world, but China has not given up hope.

Liu Yinzen of the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Yaojiagou, Yang county, Shaanxi Province, in 1981.The world's only remaining 7 wild jujus have been discovered.

Subsequently, Yangxian on the Zhuyu activity area to seal the mountain forest, expand the area of natural wetlands and winter water fields and other measures,Since then, China has embarked on a long process of protecting Zhu Qi, a critically endangered species.


After 40 years of unremitting efforts, Zhu Qi population in Yangxian development and growth. At present, the world's population of ZhuYu has more than 7000.

It is reported that Zhu Qi inhabits the forested area at an altitude of 1200-1400 meters, wading in nearby streams, marshes and rice fields, strolling for forage for aquatic animals such as fish, crabs, frogs, snails, and eating insects In winter, small groups roam the low mountains and plains in small areas; 4-5 to start nesting, breeding a nest every year, each nest spawning 2-4 pieces, hatched and brooded by both parents, hatching period of about 30 days, 40 days away from the nest, sexual maturity of 3 years old, The longest life expectancy record is 37 years.


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