to migrate by following their "adopted" parents
4 chicks are captive-born and each one released near a wild crane pair without chicks, in hopes the pair will adopt the chick and lead it on migration. This is the second year for this part of the Whooping Crane reintroduction program. Five parent-reared birds are scheduled for release in Wisconsin before fall migration 2014.
19-14 (unknown gender): white (PTT); red/green
20-14 (Female): red/green; white/green (PTT)
21-14 (unknown gender): white/red (PTT); red/green
27-14 (Female): red/green; green/white (PTT)