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Results of Breeding Japanese Crested Ibis for 2007

July 9, 2007

The last Japanese crested ibis chick (Toki in Japanese) left the nest on June 28, 2007, completing the breeding (egg-laying and hatching) season of 2007. This year, 11 pairs laid 54 eggs, out of which 14 chicks hatched and are growing. The current population of Japanese crested ibis is now 107. Before starting to train the Japanese crested ibis to return to the wild, a ceremony for the release of the Japanese crested ibis will be held, and Mr. Tamura, Vice-Minister of the Environment, will attend the ceremony. This event will take place on July 10th at the training station dedicated to helping Japanese crested ibis return to the wild.

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