12 injured cygnets were released into the wild after being treated in south China’s Jiangxi Province.
The birds were discovered by wildlife protection staff more than a month ago in Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake.
They were then sent to a bird hospital nearby.
As the cygnets recover, they were then released into the wild at the same lake, where the migratory birds are expected to fly north.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE) YE XUEQIN, Chinese Academy of Sciences
“This is a satellite tracker. It can track the birds at any time. This code works as a mark, just like a person’s name.”