Whooping Crane: Whooping Crane The whooping crane is the tallest North American bird it is named for it’s whooping sound. The regular Whooping crane lifespan is 22 to 24 years. After being pushed to the edge of extinction by the loss of habitat and poaching with just 21 wild and two in captivity. Whooping cranes 1941 conservation efforts have led to a limited recovery. As of 2011, there are an estimated 437 birds in the wild and more than 165 in captivity.
Here is a little audio recording of a whooping crane it is 7 minutes long: Here is a little audio recording of a whooping crane it is 7 minutes long CLICK the arrow for some whooping crane sounds and information. The Whooping crane was an Endangers speeches but not any more. They are back up to 602 birds.
Where Whooping Cranes live: Where Whooping Cranes live The muskeg (acidic soil) of the taiga (boreal forest) in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada, and the surrounding area was the last remnant of the former nesting habitat of the Whooping crane. However, with the recent Whooping crane Eastern Partnership Reintroduction project whooping crane nested naturally for the first time in 100 years in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin USA. Whooping cranes nest on the ground, usually on a raised area in a marsh. The female lays 1 or 2 eggs, usually in late-April to mid-May The botchy, olive-colored average 2 ½ inches in width and 4 inches in length.
Predators : Predators The whooping cranes predators are the, Gray wolf, American black bear, Wolverine, Red Fox, Lynx, Baled Eagle, Common Raven, Golden Eagles, and Bobcats The Florida Panther and the Red wolf had decreased the population of the bobcat. American Alligators have taken a few of the Whooping cranes.
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