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Whooping Crane Kids: Learning Life's Lessons

Most whooping cranes are born and raised in the wild, but some are raised in captivity by costume-clad humans. How do the lives of these "kids" compare?

  • Think about some of the important things that chicks need to learn in order to survive.
  • Next, click on one of the links below. There you'll find more pictures so you can compare how captive and wild chicks learn important lessons!

  Photo Credits
Top left, middle right, bottom: Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP)

Top right: Steve Nesbitt, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Middle left: Damien Ossi, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center