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How Big is a Whooping Crane?

Whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America. Adults are FIVE FEET tall! Baby chicks grow fast. They can grow one-half to one inch per day.

Photo Wayne Kryduba

Whooping cranes have a wide wingspan. How wide? EIGHT FEET!
Photo Heather Ray, Operation Migration

Try This! Journal Question/Activity

• Use numbers and measurements to compare your height and arm span to a Whooping crane's height and wingspan. Imagine how big you'd be now if you grew as fast as a baby whooper!

Draw a life-size Whooping crane with our instructions and handouts.

 

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