By YASUHIRO SUGIMOTO/ Staff Writer
October 12, 2019 at 08:00 JST
Rock ptarmigan chicks rush out of their cage in Minami-Alps, Yamanashi Prefecture, on July 12. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto)
MINAMI-ALPS, Yamanashi Prefecture--The number of rock ptarmigans, a designated special natural treasure threatened with extinction, is estimated to have increased 3.5 times during the five years of a cage protection program in Mount Kitadake here. [Read More]
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