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Study to uncover the unknown lives of Whooping Cranes

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Whooping Cranes

A new, innovative research study is underway that will help wildlife biologists discover important information about one of the most interesting birds in the world, whooping cranes.

Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, Crane Trust, the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, and the International Crane Foundation have teamed up to tag and monitor adult whooping cranes to learn more details about their everyday life. The adult cranes will be tracked using satellite GPS technology which can uncover unknown migration stops, habitat use, nesting areas, and more.

Although this highly endangered species has been studied for years, new innovative ways to gain information is as important as ever to help keep the species on the road to recovery.

Learn more about this new study through a great 9 minute video from one of the partners, TexasParks and Wildlife. See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPjPmdVf36k