RAY is the juvenile of a family group. YAY is an adult in a pair. They are in the wild flock that migrates between Texas and Canada. What happened to these two cranes that sets them apart from all the other cranes in the flock? Telling us their story is Jessica Rempel, Project Manager for the Aransas/Wood Buffalo Whooping Crane Telemetry Project. The story begins on the flock's Texas wintering grounds.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of  the only natural flock of migratory whooping cranes.