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Endangered bird returned to S. Korean wild 40 years after extinction

Source: phys.org

An endangered bird was reintroduced to the wild by South Korean authorities Wednesday, four decades after it went extinct on the peninsula.

The crested ibis is listed as South Korea’s National Monument number 198, but was last seen in the wild in 1979 in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula. MORE

Header image: The crested ibis was last seen in the wild in 1979 in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula. Credit: phys.org.

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