WHOOPING CRANE CHICK: DAY 11
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Conditioning For Release--Pond Experience: To
keep the crane chicks in a clean, sanitary environment, their outside runs are
dry sod, good for feet and legs. However, in nature, they would spend a lot of
time in marshes and ponds. Crane chicks need to see these natural environments
and learn what they're about, or, when they're released into the wild, they
won't know what to do. So after crane chicks are exercised by walking or
swimming, they're taken to a small human-made marsh. A costumed technician with
a puppet can introduce the young chick to this natural environment and help him
discover it much the way his parents would.
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