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Wild Beijing – part 5: Swift Capital

Updated: 2013-07-25 15:46
By Alice Carfrae (chinadaily.com.cn)

The last thing you would expect to find in an ever-expanding city like Beijing is Wildlife. But it's here!

In fact Beijing has a greater variety of bird species than London, New York and Paris.

This eight part series will explore Beijing's wildlife and the people trying to conserve it.

In Part 5 Professor Gao Wu talks about Beijing's historic relationship with the swift. And how this migratory bird has been managed to adapt to Beijing's changing urban environment.

Written & Video By Alice Carfrae
Animation: Guillermo Munro, Alice Carfrae
Producer: Flora Yue