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)

(Photo Credit: Franklin Park Zoo)

Read more at ZooBorns

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