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Elegant, Endangered Whoopers Appear in Kansas

Elegant, Endangered Whoopers Appear in Kansas

PRATT, Kansas, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – The whooping cranes are back. Each year, some of these birds – the largest and rarest of North American cranes – make a stop in central Kansas, at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, near Great Bend, or at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles south of Cheyenne Bottoms.…

Whooping Cranes Reach Texas in Record Numbers

Whooping Cranes Reach Texas in Record Numbers

AUSTIN, Texas, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – For the fifth year in a row, a recordbreaking number of whooping cranes have completed their winter migration to the Coastal Bend area of Texas, according to state wildlife scientists. So far, 257 whoopers have reached Texas, breaking the previous count of 237 birds that were present last…