Photo by Sara Zimorsk, Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fishories
First wild-hatched 'whoopers' in Louisiana in 77 years
Pictured above is female Whooping Crane L6-12 with her chicks LW1-16 and LW2-16, on April 13, 2016 in Louisiana. The two chicks are the first wild-hatched 'whoopers' born in Louisiana since 1939. The parents were a 4-year old female and a 3-year old male which were raised at the U.S. Geological Survey Putuxent Wildlife Research Centre in Maryland, where researchers work to re-build free-flying populations of the big, endangered, bugle-voiced bird species.
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