Tragedy hits Whooping Cranes

A juvenile Whooping Crane found with a flock of Sandhill’s is the sole survivor of a group of 18 which followed ultralight aircraft from Wisconsin to Florida, in the latest phase of one of the world’s most famous conservation projects.

Apparently all 18 were feared dead when a storm struck their enclosure. No one knows how Number 15 escaped.

The Wisconsin-Florida migration flock currently numbers 64 and no 15 is expected to go back with his elders.

I first heard about the Whooping Crane migration project via a rather good TV program. Any one wanting more info on the project click ====> HERE

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