An endangered specie called the whopping crane, all hopes were up until a team of scientists unlocked the keys to the species survival..
A human becoming a bird..
It is believed that approximately 1,400 whooping cranes existed in 1860. Their population declined because of hunting and habitat loss until 1941 when
the last migrating flock dwindled to an all-time low of 15 birds. The wild flock has slowly increased to over 300 currently. This flock winters in and
around Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf coast of Texas. In spring, they migrate north, nesting in Wood Buffalo National Park, which
straddles the border of Alberta and Northwest Territories in Canada. This flock of whooping cranes is the only naturally occurring wild population in
the world. Scientists have long recognized the risk of having all of the wild whooping cranes using one wintering and breeding location.
The critical part is when the chick hacks, the first thing they set their eyes on is going to be the only thing the will mate with.
Whooping cranes fly up through Kansas. You sometimes can view them at either Sandhills or Chayenne Bottoms. They've been working hard to restore the
wild flocks for a long time. It was not quite as bad off as a species as black-footed ferrets or California condors though, but they were on the
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