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Officials in Sado, Niigata Prefecture, have registered the first crested ibis chicks to be born in the wild in Japan in 36 years as residents of the city.

In a ceremony Wednesday, the municipal government, which covers the entire island in the Sea of Japan, also unveiled nicknames for the eight chicks born to three crested ibis pairs — Mirai (Future), Yume (Dream), Kibo (Hope), Kizuna (Bonds), Gin (Silver), Kiseki (Miracle), Sora (Sky) and Miu (Beautiful Wing).

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