[Explanation] Recently, in Mashi Town, Shixing County, Shaoguan, Guangdong, a forest ranger found many "big white birds" on a local river bank.

Afterwards, the reporter went to visit the local area and found that these "white big birds" were neatly lined up, pacing leisurely, and their voices were clear.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Qiang, Associate Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences

  (It is) the national first-level protected bird is called the white crane. The number of white cranes in the world is very small. There are only about 4000 in the world. It is equivalent to the "giant panda" among the birds.

  [Explanation] According to experts, the white crane is also known as the "living fossil" of birds. It has been included in the critically endangered level of the "World Conservation Union" Red List of Endangered Species. It is a typical wetland water bird. Area of ​​lakes and shallow wetlands.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Qiang, Associate Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences

  There are some places that are more suitable for wintering white cranes, so (Guangdong may) form a new wintering place for them.

  [Explanation] In addition to the white crane, recently, in the Nanshan Provincial Nature Reserve in Shixing County, Shaoguan, Guangdong, scientific researchers also discovered the Chinese Hyena, a national Ⅱ-level key protected animal, for the first time in infrared cameras. This is after 2016 and 2018 The re-discovery of the Chinese hyena was discovered in the county's Chebaling National Nature Reserve in 1999.

  Experts said that the emergence of endangered and nationally protected wild animals in Shaoguan will provide valuable information for the development of animal habitat protection and species restoration, and is of great significance to biodiversity conservation research, which also shows that the local ecological environment has been effective protection.

  Reporting from Shaoguan, Guangdong by Wei Jeff and Wen Guodong

Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]