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Who Knew Siberia Had Cranes?



I didn’t.  Now there is one more in the flock.  The Franklin Park Zoo announced the hatching of a Critically Endangered Siberian Crane chick.  To simulate the mating season conditions for parents Sneech and Shakti, zookeepers increased the light of their enclosure until it reached 22 hours a day,  standard daylight time for February above the arctic circle where the cranes make their natural habitat.

(Photo Credit: Franklin Park Zoo)

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.