One of Portugal’s emblematic white storks (Ciconia ciconia), judged to be around four years old, was found in the Alentejo with shotgun pellets in its body and is recovering in the Algarve.

The GNR’s Nature and Environmental Protection Service (SEPNA) was called by a resident in the Ourique area of the lower Alentejo.

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