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Whooping Crane Kids: Learning Life's Lessons

Finding a safe place to roost
Whooper chicks need to learn where to roost at night to avoid predators.

Look at each picture and think about these questions. (Click on a picture for a larger one.)

Chicks in Captivity Chicks in the Wild  

  • Can you guess which of these whooping cranes is a fake?
  • Why do you think it's there?

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Photo Credits
Captive cranes: Damien Ossi, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Wild cranes: Diane Loyd