Wednesday November 11 2009

Whooping Cranes
In 1941, there were only 16 wild whooping cranes in existence. How many are there today?

The number of wild cranes has been increasing, and it is estimated there more than 300 today. However, the population was set back last year when an estimated 23 whoopers starved to death as a result of drought on their wintering grounds on the Texas coast.

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Whooping cranes are rare Kansas visitors twice a year. See them now in central Kansas.

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