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"Artificial" Tonkin Gulman cub feels good

05.07.2021 80 просмотров

The world's first artificially-bred Tonkinese Gulman calf is now in good condition two and a half months after birth in Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. 

This was reported the other day at the Research Center for the Protection of the Tonkin Gulman.

The newborn Tonkin Gulman of the eighth generation was born early in the morning on April 15, a few days ahead of the expected date, so at birth he was relatively weak.

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However, now, thanks to the care of parents, the cub is in good condition.

"It should be said that it has a very important research value. The cub can get normal growth and development. and cognitive behavior. In general, there is a very good physical condition," said Li Yifeng, deputy director of the center.

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Another cub, born on April 16, belongs to the Tonkin Gulman of the fifth generation. Thanks to the care of a female Tonkin mullet, it is also in good condition.

The endangered Tonkin mullet has been listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. These rare primates live in China's Guangxi, Guizhou and Chongqing, as well as in the northern highlands of Vietnam.

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Adult Tonkin Gulman has a black coat. The body length is 60-80 cm with a weight of 6-8 kg. There are about 2,000 individuals of the endangered species of wild Tonkin grouse worldwide, of which 1,500 live in China.

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