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Wildlife rescue underway in China's blizzard-hit areas

Theblizzard-ravagedYushuTibetanAutonomousPrefecture,northwestChina'sQinghaiProvince,istakingeverypossiblemeasuretopreventwildlifefromstarving.

Thelocalgovernmenthasearmarked300,000yuan(around44,400U.S.dollars)tobuyandtransportfeedforrareanimalslivingintheregion,accordingtoLiXiaonan,directorwiththeAdministrationfortheNationalParkofSanjiangyuan(Three-River-Source).

Lisaidtheadministrationhassetup17foddersitesspanningover40kmalongtheroadsfrequentedbywildlifeinZadoiCounty,oneoftheworst-hitareas.

Aroundfivetonnesoffoddersaresenttothesiteseveryday.

Padmaisamong80rangerswhohavejoinedtherescuework.Hisphotowaswidelycirculatedonsocialmediaplatformsrecently.Inthepicture,hecarrieddriedgrasswhilecrossingacoldrivertofeedthewildanimalssuchaswhite-lippeddeerandbharal,alsoknownasHimalayanbluesheep.

"Likemanyotherlocalherders,Ialsobroughtahandfulofinjuredandhungryanimalstomyhome,"Padmasaid.

Afterdaysofsnowstorms,roadsinmanyareasofYushuarecoveredundersnow.TheblizzardsaffectedonecityandfivecountiesinYushu.Nocasualtieshavebeenreported,butmorethan15,500livestockaredead.

InZadoiCounty,over100wildanimalsdied,accordingtothecounty'sPartysecretaryTsetenDru.

Jorshe,headoftheadministration'secologicalconservationdepartment,saidthewildanimalsfrozeorstarvedtodeath.

YushuislocatedinthesouthernpartofQinghai,wheretheSanjiangyuan(Three-River-Source)lies.Theareaishometotheheadwatersofthreemajorrivers,namelytheYangtzeRiver,YellowRiverandLancang(Mekong)River.