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SCBI hatches a whooping crane

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal announced the birth of a Whooping Crane.

This Whooping Crane is one of the most endangered types of it’s kind in the world.

The SCBI announced the birth on May 26 and it is doing well.

A bird team took an orphaned egg in an abandoned nest in Wisconsin to the institute to be hatched.

The adoptive parents are protective and attentive to the young bird’s needs and the almost month old chick is thriving under their care.

In 1941 approximately 22 whooping cranes remained in the wild due to a number of causes including hunting and poaching.

Today approximately 700 whooping cranes have been recorded in the wild and 140 live in human care.

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