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Sheep rescue in Nantou and protection for black swan cygnets

Sheep rescue in Nantou and protection for black swan cygnets

2024-02-07

And now for a check-in with Taiwan’s animal world. Many people across Taiwan go out of their way to protect creatures from danger. We take a trip to Qingjing Farm in Nantou, to meet a sheep rescue team. The team of first responders help sheep that have gotten into scrapes. Meanwhile, over in Taichung, the city government has stepped in to protect a nest of newborn black swan cygnets.

A sheep is lifted into the air as if riding a sedan chair. It’s a simulation of what would happen if a sheep were injured. The animal is placed in this special stretcher and taken for emergency care by a vet.

The “Baa Baa Rescue Team” is made up of livestock experts who are in charge of animal care here at Qingjing Farm in Nantou.

The sheep at Qingjing Farm roam freely in their fields. As such, they can often get into scrapes, cutting themselves on stones or branches. The rescue team is there to respond when needed.

Workers at the farm carry external medicines for injured sheep. When they get a report of an injury, the animal is triaged. A minor wound can be treated immediately with natural first-aid medicines. A more serious wound triggers a vet to be called ASAP.

Chen Huang-mao
Qingjing Farm livestock manager
If a visitor sees this color, they needn’t worry. It means we have treated the sheep in the past.

Meanwhile, a pair of black swans at Taichung’s Maple Garden has been brooding 12 eggs over the winter. In recent days, four adorable cygnets have hatched. The city’s Construction Administration is taking no chances, and has erected portable guard rails around the nest. Last year, a brood of cygnets went missing, with suspicions that they may have been eaten by predatory fish from the nearby lake.

Member of public
They’ve fenced it off. So it should be better for them having just hatched some cygnets. It’s four new lives.

The plan to protect the cygnets will stay in place until the little birds are big and strong and can look after themselves, when the fence will be dismantled.

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清境農場"咩仔"救援隊" 綿羊患病.掛彩即刻出勤

2024-02-07

南投清境農場的「綿羊秀」全台知名,為了照顧這群紐西蘭來的嬌客,園區還特別組成一支「咩仔救援隊」,遇到綿羊如果疾病受傷,立刻啟動救援。另外,台中市秋紅谷公園兩對黑天鵝,去年底產下12顆蛋,上個月底率先孵出四隻鵝寶寶,中市府也啟動「守護鵝寶計畫」。

小綿羊被抬高,宛如坐上兩人大轎子,這場景是模擬綿羊受傷,坐上特製擔架,後送就醫的緊急狀況。

這群「羊咩咩救援隊」,其實是南投清境農場,專責照護綿羊的工作人員。

清境農場裡頭的綿羊,採放牧方式,經常像這樣到處逛,甚至自由奔跑,難免會被戶外石頭或樹枝刮傷,農場特別成立"咩仔隊",隨時待命。

園區工作人員,隨身準備綿羊受傷時的外用噴劑,一旦接獲通報,受傷綿羊經過檢傷分類,如果輕傷,直接對綿羊使用天然的外傷救護用藥,但如果傷勢嚴重,就得趕緊求助獸醫馳援。

[[清境農場畜牧組管理員 陳廣茂]]
“遊客如果看到這種顏色的話,不要擔心,表示我們已經有治療過這隻羊。”

另外,台中秋紅谷兩對黑天鵝,去年底產下十二顆蛋,日前孵出四隻可愛鵝寶寶,市府建設局不敢大意,在岸邊架設起活動式圍欄,因為去年曾發生鵝寶寶疑似被湖中攻擊性魚類吃掉的失蹤案。

[[民眾]]
“有特別隔離,所以剛好牠在孵小天鵝的話,會比較好了,畢竟就是四個新生命。”

守護鵝寶計畫,會持續到小鵝成長茁壯,確保安全無虞後,才會將圍欄拆除。

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