Six Rare Chinese Alligators To Be Released Into Wild In June

Six captive-bred Chinese alligators will be released into the wild in east China’s Anhui Province in June, according to Anhui Yangtze Alligator National Nature Reserve Administration.

The six Chinese alligators will be released in Gaojingmiao State Forest Farm of Langxi County in Anhui, Xinhua cited Wang Chaolin, director of the Nature Reserve Administration, as saying.

So far, 33 Chinese alligators have been released.

Yangtze Alligator National Nature Reserve was established in 1979 to increase the number of wild alligators through a breeding and release programme.

So far, the nature reserve had propagated more than 10,000 Chinese alligators and released 27 of them on five different occasions since 2003, Wang said.

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