China News Agency, Xining, January 17 (Reporter Li Jiangning) Qinghai Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Center released a sub-adult female desert cat in Menyuan County, Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai on the 17th. This release is the world's first wild desert cat The cat was rescued and released after amputation, not only a successful case of wild animal rescue and reintroduction, but also a successful return of a desert cat to the wild, and also accumulated valuable experience for the rescue and reintroduction of wild cats.

  Desert cat is China's first-class national key protected wild animal, and it is also the only unique cat in China. It is only distributed in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and surrounding provinces.

  On October 10, 2021, the Forest Police Brigade of the Menyuan County Public Security Bureau contacted the Qinghai Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Center, and found an injured desert cat near Laohugou, Menyuan County requiring rescue. The staff of the Qinghai Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Center arrived at the scene. The injured desert cat was found to have trauma to the right forelimb. It was initially determined that there was a fracture, and it was brought back to the ambulance center for further examination.

  The injured desert cat female, half-year-old sub-adult, weighs 2.4 kg, and has normal blood biochemical values.

The right forelimb was injured. DR checked the right forelimb phalangeal necrosis. After debridement and disinfection, the phalangeal necrosis was excised, and the trauma was sutured.

Because she is female and lacks a finger, she was named "Huang Rong" (the disciple of the nine-fingered god beggar Hong Qigong).

  After the operation, "Huang Rong" ate well. One week later, the wound healed well, and there was no abnormal pain when walking on the injured right forelimb.

In view of the good recovery from trauma and normal eating, defecation, and daily behavior, the ambulance center dewormed and immunized Huang Rong, and then transferred to the cat department for live food wild training.

Feeding about 2 pounds of live rabbits and pigeons can prey at the first time, and act quickly and quickly when preying.

  In mid-January 2022, "Huang Rong" weighed more than 3.5 kilograms. The ambulance center and the team of Professor Jin Yipeng from the School of Veterinary Medicine of China Agricultural University checked all aspects of her body. The data were normal and she was ready to be released into the wild.

  At 3:00 pm on January 17, "Huang Rong" was successfully released to the Laohugou area of ​​Qilian Mountain National Park in Menyuan County.

The release site is 3,260 meters above sea level, on a sunny hillside, with rivers and snow nearby, and fresh traces of plateau zokor and pika activities, meeting the survival needs of desert cats.

  After the release box was opened, "Huang Rong" ran away quickly and ran into the thickets on the hillside.

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