In Kushiro City, Hokkaido, a national special natural monument, the Japanese crane chick, was born in a shelter and is growing quickly.
It was confirmed that one chick was born on the 9th of this month at the red-crowned crane conservation facility "Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Nature Park".
It is believed that the male "Kota" and the female "Shoko" hatched on the 7th of this month because the eggs laid by another pair were warmed and returned.
The chicks were about 20 centimeters tall, covered with brown hair, and had small feathers spread out to follow the parent birds and feed them.
The park was closed late last month due to the death of a Jungle Crow infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, but it has resumed operations on the 19th of this month.
Photo enthusiasts who had been waiting for the reopening visited the park, pointed their cameras at the lovely chicks, and released the shutter.
A man who visits every year said, "It's cute that chicks hide in their parents' wings. I'm glad that they were born safely."
Kenji Takashima, who is in charge of breeding, said, "I was born safely because my parents worked hard to protect the eggs. I would like you to come and see what you can only see now." ..Keywords: