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Just over a month ago, commuters emerging from a busy subway station in Taipei were greeted by a strange sight: a rare Siberian crane standing on the sidewalk, apparently quite comfortable with the crowd it was attracting.

Only 4,000 such cranes, also known as snow cranes, exist in the world, and when word got out that one was walking the streets of Taipei, city officials quickly dispatched police officers to stand guard until the bird could be moved to the zoo.

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