Firefighter, police save panicked ostriches from flooding in Xinjiang

2024-05-24source:Global Times

In a heartwarming display of teamwork and bravery, firefighters and police officers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region rushed to the aid of an ostrich farm that was being battered by a flash flooding on May 13.

According to local media, the sudden rainstorm had caused the ostrich farm in Wenquan County, Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, to be engulfed by floodwaters, leaving the owner in distress and calling for help. Upon arrival at the scene, the rescue team found the area surrounding the farm submerged in water, with ostriches shivering and struggling in the icy floodwaters, running around in panic.

Without hesitation, the firefighters and police officers sprang into action, embarking on a challenging mission to save the ostriches from the rising waters. In what can only be described as a "bird-catching battle," the team worked tirelessly to drain the water, transport supplies, and rescue the terrified ostriches.

For two hours, the team successfully relocated three ostriches that were trapped by floodwaters, providing them with much-needed relief and safety. In addition to rescuing the ostriches, the team also assisted the farm in improving its drainage system to prevent future flooding from happening.

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