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An Egg has Successfully Hatched in a Cage from a Pair of Crested Ibis

May 13, 2008

The Ministry of the Environment is pleased to announce that an egg has successfully hatched for the first time from a pair of Crested Ibis. The nest was built within a cage atop a tree in Toki Reintroduction Center, Sado City, Niigata Prefecture. The cage was built to acclimatize the nest to the wild.
The pair of Crested Ibis is currently undergoing training in preparation for their trial release into the wild as planned for autumn this year.

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