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Sandhill Crane Rehabilitation - Looks Sad, but Please Read Description | by kathleenjacksonphotography
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Sandhill Crane Rehabilitation - Looks Sad, but Please Read Description

Of course they look a bit sad, but they could not live with only one good leg in the wild. Also, if you could see the way they try to touch their stumps down to the ground and pull them back over and over when they don't have the prosthetic, you would know that while rather sad looking, the prosthetic legs and bandages on their good feet, increase their quality of life. They just need that leg for a little balance.

 

They live well at Save Our Seabirds, and the people there take incredible care of them. While these will not be released back into the wild, MANY of their kind will and for sure in part due to what they learn from these permanent residents. For more information and ways to help, go to www.saveourseabirds.org and www.savingcranes.org. Also, here is a related news article on my friend Lynn Z. southshore2.tbo.com/content/2008/jan/16/141945/ss-injured...

 

Did you know that Sandhill Cranes are one of the oldest bird species on earth? Their fossil record goes back 10 million years! I feel like I should say that like Dr. Evil. 10 MILL-ion years!! I think that is amazing! Hugs and thanks for viewing!

 

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Taken on June 7, 2009