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Animation Series: The Story of Yangtze Finless Porpoise A-Bao at Wetlands in Wuhan
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Animation Series: The Story of Yangtze Finless Porpoise A-Bao at Wetlands in Wuhan

During the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP14), a series of animation produced by Wuhan International Communications Studio tells the story about two representative animals of Wuhan, A-Bao, a Yangtze finless porpoise, and a Baer's pochard traveling around the city, allowing viewers to follow the two lovely creatures to admire the beauty of East Lake, Chenhu Wetland Park, and Fuhe Wetland Park.

The series of short animation films: “Meeting by Chance at Wetland," "Jumping into East Lake" and "Tribute to Kung Fu Panda" has been released, presenting Wuhan's urban wetlands through the narratives of the city’s iconic animals under a global ecological and cultural context. The animation films not only show the remarkable results made by Wuhan after implementing the Yangtze River Protection Law, but also the image of Wuhan as an international ecological city.

1. Meeting by Chance at Wetland 

A-Bao, a Yangtze finless porpoise, is taken for his mother by a baby Baer's pochard when they first meet each other.  "Urgent! What should I do?" said A-Bao. Well, their story is about to begin…

2. Jumping into East Lake

On a broiling summer day, the Baer's pochard rushes to rendezvous with A-Bao, a Yangtze finless porpoise, to practice jumping into East Lake together. A duck who can't ride a bike is not a good swimmer. Can he make it?

3.Tribute to Kung Fu Panda  

The Baer's pochard follows A-Bao, a Yangtze finless porpoise,  to learn boxing on the bank of Fuhe Wetland. Hey! Ha! The two of them quickly go through a few martial arts moves such as "Fishing out the moon from sea bottom" and "White crane spreads wings." Soon, they are exhausted and lie down together on the grass. It seems that only their good appetite can compete with Panda Po.

Wuhan International Communications Studio

China MinutesKailun Sui

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