Yellowstone-area grizzlies no longer need protection, U.S. says

Yellowstone-area grizzlies no longer need protection, U.S. says

Federal wildlife managers have determined that grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park have rebounded sufficiently to propose stripping the animals of U.S. Endangered Species Act protections in the months ahead, a spokesman told Reuters. The latest count of grizzlies in the Yellowstone region puts the estimated population of the hump-shouldered bruins at just over 750, well exceeding the government’s recovery goal of 500 animals, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service….

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Taiqing Palace in Mt Laoshan

Taiqing Palace in Mt Laoshan

The Taiqing Palace in the Mt Laoshan, Qingdao city, Shandong province, is considered the origin of Laoshan Taoism. It was built 2,000 years ago and has been reconstructed over the years in almost every dynasty. Today it is largely a Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279) structure, which is unusual in Chinese construction of religious sites. The Taiqing Palace in the Mt Laoshan, Qingdao city, Shandong province, is considered the origin of Laoshan Taoism. It was built…

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Mysterious Tianshan Grand Canyon in Xinjiang

Mysterious Tianshan Grand Canyon in Xinjiang

The mysterious Tianshan Grand Canyon, also known as Keziliya Grand Canyon, is a canyon near Keziliya Mountain (a branch of Tianshan Mountain) formed by wind and rain over billions of years. “Keziliya” in Uighur means red cliff. The canyon is as long as 5.5 kilometers from east to west with an average depth of 1,600 meters. The reddish-brown mountains of the grand and rugged canyon are in different shapes, and gullies and trenches can be…

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Beautiful scenery of Eerguna, Inner Mongolia

Beautiful scenery of Eerguna, Inner Mongolia

Eerguna is a wetland area straddling the China-Russian border in the northeast of Inner Mongolia. It is located on the west side of the north of the Greater Xing’an Mountains, which are famed for their stunningly colorful autumn scenery. The trees and plants in various colors, the pure blue sky and the clear waters, are extremely enchanting. The afternoons give you the most amazing scenery in the Moerdaoga National Forest Park, when the whole forest…

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Japanese macaque “students” begin new “semester” at east China’s zoo

Japanese macaque “students” begin new “semester” at east China’s zoo

Macaques take an etiquette class at a “macaque acting school” in Dongying City, east China’s Shandong Province, Oct. 10, 2015. Over 30Japanese macaque “students” has begun their new “semester” at an acting school of a zoo here, whose courses like P.E and music have attracted lots of tourists. Zoo staff play with two Japanese macaques at a “macaque acting school” in Dongying City, east China’s Shandong Province, Oct. 10, 2015. Over 30 Japanese macaque “students”…

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Palace Museum to open four more areas to public

Palace Museum to open four more areas to public

Photo taken on Oct. 8, 2015 shows a building at the new exhibition area which is about to open to public at the Palace Museum in Beijing, captial of China, Oct. 8, 2015. The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will open four more areas to the public ahead of its 90th anniversary, which is on Oct. 10, increasing the opening area of the palace from 52% to 65%. Located in the heart…

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Scenery of Wusuli River along China-Russia border

Scenery of Wusuli River along China-Russia border

Photo taken on Sept. 26, 2015 shows the scenery of the Wusuli River along the China-Russia border in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. Photo taken on Sept. 26, 2015 shows the scenery of the Wusuli River along the China-Russia border in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. A fishing boat is seen on the Wusuli River along the China-Russia border in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Sept. 29, 2015.   Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2015 shows the scenery…

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Wunu Mountain attracts many tourists with holiday ahead

Wunu Mountain attracts many tourists with holiday ahead

Visitors tour around a scenic spot of Wunu Mountain in Ji’an City, northeast China’s Jilin Province, Sept. 29, 2015. Autumn scenery there attracted many tourists. Visitors tour around a scenic spot of Wunu Mountain in Ji’an City, northeast China’s Jilin Province, Sept. 29, 2015. Autumn scenery there attracted many tourists. Visitors tour around a scenic spot of Wunu Mountain in Ji’an City, northeast China’s Jilin Province, Sept. 29, 2015. Autumn scenery there attracted many tourists….

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