Yambaru kuina rescued from road accident released in forest

Yambaru kuina rescued from road accident released in forest

On June 27, a Yambaru kuina that had recovered from a road accident returned to the forest in Yona, Kunigami.

June 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 27, a female Yambaru kuina (Okinawan rail) rescued from a road accident was released in Yona, Kunigami. As of June 27, 20 road accidents this year have involved Yambaru kuina. This is the second highest figure after last year.

A local resident found the injured bird lying on a road in the early morning of June 18. According to the Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center, this bird had injured its leg and was exhausted. The NPO Animal Hospital Okinawa took care of the bird.
Ichito Yamamoto, a conservation ranger at the Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center said, “We want people to drive within the speed limit. If people find an injured bird they should please contact the center immediately. Swift action helps to save their lives. ”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato and Mark Ealey)

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