Aug 19, 2010 3:33 PM by Melissa Canone

Hopes of Bringing Whooping Cranes Back Into South LA

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to
bring whooping cranes back into south Louisiana, establishing a
flock that lives and breeds on state-owned land in Vermilion
Whoopers are the world's most endangered crane, with just under
400 birds in the wild and fewer than 150 captive.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for public comment on
its proposal to try to establish a flock at the White Lake Wetland
Conservation Area, where the cranes once lived arabia announced
The only self-sustaining wild flock migrates between Wood
Buffalo National Park in the Northwest Territories of Canada and
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. One smaller flock
migrates between Wisconsin and Florida, and a second lives in
Florida year-round.


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