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whooping crane:

see cranecrane,
large wading bird found in marshes in the Northern Hemisphere and in Africa. Although sometimes confused with herons, cranes are more closely related to rails and limpkins.
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whooping crane

[′hu̇p·iŋ ‚krān]
(vertebrate zoology)
Grus americana. A member of a rare North American migratory species of wading birds; the entire species forms a single population.
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Astoundingly, the sandhill cranes raised the whooping cranes as their own the young birds even followed the migration routes of their surrogate parents.
Since 2010 captive-bred whooping cranes have been re-introduced to southwestern Louisiana.
1,3-6) In contrast, diagnostic testing is regularly performed on captive whooping cranes to assess health status, particularly before reintroduction.
Our objectives were to study chick mortality of captive-reared whooping cranes, the variables associated with it and to develop and evaluate techniques to mitigate the effects/limitations of high chick mortality.
A preserve was established on Mormon Island in 1980 to help protect and maintain the physical, hydrological, and biological integrity of the region for migratory birds, especially Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes.
Beginning with a wildlife treasure map of Wisconsin showing where to seek and sight loons, sandhill cranes, gray wolves, monarch butterflies, tundra swans, sturgeon, greater prairie chickens, saw-whet owls, whooping cranes, American bison, Canada geese, and bald eagles, "Travel Wild Wisconsin" offers multiple desirable observation destinations organized by season and by months of the year into fifteen chapters.
Tourism figures show that a significant number of people visit the area to view rare or unique birds such as the whooping cranes and more than 630 other species of bird.
Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter.
Operation Migration takes flight again after FAA exemption The Federal Aviation Administration will allow Operation Migration to continue paying light sport aircraft pilots to guide whooping cranes on a migration path.
A FLOCK of rare whooping cranes on its inaugural winter migration to Florida are grounded in Alabama while a US government agency decides whether a plane guiding them will be allowed to proceed.