Crane 826
June 10, 2008 - April 8, 2009

Crane #826 began migration from St. Marks NWR in Florida on March 30, 2009 with his six St. Marks flock mates. On April 6 he was discovered injured in a field northeast of Bloomington, Ilinois. Resscuers took him to the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic in Urbana for help. The Clinic’s medical Director, Dr. Julia Whittington, found that the leg was broken into at least 10 pieces. His injuries were severe and he did not survive. These photos show the excellent care he received from Dr. Whittington and medical students.