Animals rescued from S.China floods

Source:Global Times Published: 2016/7/7 20:48:00

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Torrential rains in South China have inflicted the largest floods in recent years, leaving more than 180 people dead or missing as of Wednesday. The floods have also taken their toll on farm livestock, pets and other animals. Many were swept away, while others were left stranded in cages, homes and fields. Rescue teams across the region have been working hard to save the stranded animals, even the sharp-toothed ones. Police in Wuhu, Anhui Province alerted the public of a number of alligators that had escaped from a farm on July 2 as a result of the floods. Local authorities managed to round up the escaped alligators by Wednesday night to the relief of residents, reports said.

Volunteers rescue a reindeer trapped by flood waters in Yueyang, Hunan Province on Tuesday. Four stranded reindeer were saved. Photo: CFP


Men in Shucheng, Anhui Province round up thousands of pigs trapped on a flooded farm Tuesday. Photo: CFP


A dog stranded on drifting debris waits for rescuers on Sunday in Shucheng, Anhui Province. Floods broke the banks of a river in the county, leaving 6 million people affected. Photo: CFP


A worker captures an alligator that had escaped a farm in the floods that hit Wuhu, Anhui Province on July 2. There were around 90 alligators at the farm. Photo: CFP


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