Length: 55-60 in Wingspan: 90 in Weight: 13-17 lbs
Tall bird with long legs and beak. White overall with black wingtips and dark face.
Range map by All About Birds
The endangered Whooping Crane population dwindled to 21 birds in 1941, but has since grown to 600. Captive-bred birds have no parents to teach them their migration route, so researchers stepped in, using light aircraft to lead young cranes from start to finish.
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