NINGXIA, January 7, China daily --A group of red deer appeared at Helanshan National Nature Reserve, a mountainous area covered with rich forests, in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, presenting a lovely and peaceful scene in the cold winter.
The red deer ran down from a Chinese pine forest at the altitudes of 1,800 meters above the sea level on Saturday and sought food at Maliankou area in the reserve, according to local authorities.
The red deer inhabits most of northeastern China and provinces including Sichuan, Hebei, and Gansu.
In recent years, local government has made great efforts to restore the ecological environment at the Helanshan mountains, which has given animals and plants habitats to live and grow.
A group of red deer appears at Helanshan National Nature Reserve, a mountainous area covered with rich forests, in Ningxia Hui autonomous region. [Photo by Qi Yingtao for chinadaily.com.cn]