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New bustard chicks a 'huge step'

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A project set up on Salisbury Plain to reintroduce the Great Bustard has hailed the successful hatching of three wild chicks as a "huge step".

The chicks mark the first successful breeding attempts by the Great Bustard Group which has been working to bring the species back to the UK since 1998.

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