Okinawa Rail returns to the wild after treatment = April, Kunigami Village, Okinawa Prefecture (provided by NPO

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Okinawa Rail returns to the wild after treatment = April, Kunigami Village, Okinawa Prefecture (provided by NPO “Animal Hospital Okinawa”)

With “Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, northern Okinawa Island and Nishi-Omote Island” becoming a World Natural Heritage Site, an NPO corporation working to protect rare species in Okinawa Prefecture embarks on the construction of a rehabilitation facility for the Okinawa rail, a bird endemic to the main island. It turned out on the 29th. Crowdfunding will soon be soliciting donations. Veterinarians involved in the activity call out, “Helping the water rail injured in a traffic accident to return to the wild.”

Okinawa rail is a flightless bird. Accidents of being hit by cars are occurring one after another in search of food such as earthworms and grasshoppers on roads and gutters. When injured, the veterinarian Takashi Mine, the director of the NPO “Animal Hospital Okinawa”, protects the patient, but there is a shortage of breeding places.