Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane by Jordan, Henry, and Yulong.
Whooping Crane by Jordan W, Henry G, and Yu Long Y.  Ms Harada’s 6th grade class Thomas Starr King Middle School, 2013.  Fabric applique, rubber stamps, and embroidery.

Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) are the tallest North American bird and one of only two crane species on the continent. Brought to the verge of extinction in the 1940’s due to habitat loss and excessive hunting, there are now over 500, either in captivity or in the wild. As part of the conservation program, young cranes are trained to follow an ultralight aircraft to learn their traditional migratory routes.

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