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Learning to migrate

Compare the pictures for each group and then follow the directions. (Click on any picture for a larger one.)

Chicks in Captivity Chicks in the Wild  

  1. Imagine you're a crane chick raised in captivity.

  2. Next imagine you're a crane chick being raised by your natural parents.

  3. For each case, tell a partner how you learn to migrate.

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Photo credits
Captive cranes: Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP)
Top 2 wild cranes: Steve Nesbitt, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission