Meet Our Animals > Whooping Crane
Quick Facts
Native to United States and Canada
Primary Diet Plant tubers, small mammals, blue crabs, amphibians, reptiles, and insects
Adult Weight 14 to 16 pounds
Lifespan 24 years
Status Endangered

Whooping Crane

At roughly 60 inches in height, the whooping crane is the tallest bird in North America. Whooping cranes mate for life. The whooping crane’s courtship dance involves leaping, head-pumping, kicking, and wing-sweeping.


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Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary

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