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two whooping cranes

@ International Crane Foundation

ICF - On Shady Lane Road between Baroboo and Wisconsin Dells

The ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. They maitain a flock of over 100 cranes including the only complete collection of all 15 crane species ever assembled.

 

The Whooping Crane - recovering from a low of only 21 birds in the wild in the 1940s to around 599 birds today, the Whooping Crane's recovery is one of conservation's most inspiring success stories.

  

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Taken on June 12, 2012