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Whooping Crane Flock Status
as of September 30, 2005*

Adult whooping crane in the wild, USGS Photo.

Adult whooping crane in the wild
USGS Photo

 

WILD POPULATIONS:

Aransas/Wood Buffalo NP: 217 birds with 72 Adult Pairs (not a final count for 2005-06)
Florida Non-Migratory: 59 birds with 14 Adult Pairs (estimated. No chicks fledged in 2005)
Wisconsin/Florida Migratory: 64 birds with 2 Adult Pairs
Subtotal in the Wild: 340 birds with 89 Pairs

CAPTIVE POPULATIONS:

Patuxent WRC, MD: 55 birds with 13 Breeding Pairs
International Crane Foundation, WI: 39 birds with 10 Breeding Pairs
Devonian WCC/Calgary Zoo, Canada: 20 birds with 7 Breeding Pairs
Survival Ctr., Belle Chasse, LA: 8 birds with 1 Breeding Pair
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA: 2 birds
San Antonio Zoo, TX: 6 birds with 1 Breeding Pair
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, FL: 1 bird
Lowery Park Zoo, FL: 2 birds
Subtotal in Captivity: 135 birds with 32 Breeding Pairs

TOTAL:

Wild + Captive: 340 + 135 = 475

* numbers reported in 2005 by Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Coordinatior, USFWS for April-September 2005. Read Tom Stehn's updated 2006 Whooping Crane Report and reports from previous years.

See 2005 Fertile Egg/Chick Status