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Whooping Cranes

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  • 9 Whooping crane colts still thriving at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Read the whole story here.

  • We have fun feeding and caring for our crane chicks but what about the adult birds? Watch a typical feed day in this movie.

  • On July 2nd, Patuxent waved goodbye to 6 healthy Whooping Cranes bound for Wisconsin to begin their migration south. To watch their progress, follow the cranes through Operation Migration's website.

  • Watch a time lapse video of a Sandhill Crane hatching here.

  • Watch a clip of two adult parents showing their 4 day-old chick how to stay alert. Instead of being raised by humans in costume, this chick is being taught how forage and stay hydrated by its parents within Patuxent's captive Whooping Crane flock.

  • Our first Whooping Crane chick of 2015 has hatched!

  • Watch our 2 day-old chick chow down here.

  • Watch our Charlie Shafer talk about Patuxent's Whooping Crane Program with the Baltimore Sun (here).

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