Unique 30 year battle to save magnificent endangered cranes from extinction

The Extinction Chronicles

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/unique-30-year-battle-to-save-magnificent-endangered-cranes-from-extinction/

By The Siberian Times reporter
17 April 2017

Behind the scenes at a remarkable 30 year survival experiment in the Far East of Russia.

This is a key moment for the one year old chicks. Picture: Khingansky Nature Reserve

Five young cranes – Gar, Tulungin, Neya, Harga and Aldekson – are pictured here being  released in the wild close to Lake Kleshinskoye.

This is a key moment for the one year old chicks, hatched and bred in captivity in a scheme to save two types of this majestic bird – the red-crowned or Japanese crane and white-naped crane.

They need to get familiar with the wild, and find appropriate company to fly south for wintering.

The next summer they will return, find couples and have their own chicks.

Khingansky Nature Reserve in Amur region has been running this programme for three decades .

Eggs are delivered here from zoos all over…

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One thought on “Unique 30 year battle to save magnificent endangered cranes from extinction

  1. So lovely… this is a nice news. But still, there are too many species of endagered animal . Humans and their wrong habits are destructing flora and fauna…
    In the near future, we are the next one on the list!

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