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Japan to give Taiwan endangered red-crowned cranes

Japan will give a pair of red-crowned cranes to Taiwan this week in its first ever export of the endangered bird, Taipei zoo officials said Monday.

The birds, called "Big" and "Kika", will be shipped to Taiwan Wednesday from Kushiro in northern Japan.

"Diversifying the birds in captivity will be helpful to the protection and breeding of the endangered species," Chao Ming-chieh, spokesman for the Taipei Zoo, said.

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