We are currently home to a pair of East African crowned cranes, one male and one female, who live near the maned wolves.
The East African crowned crane is endemic to marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes, in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.
The bird is an omnivore, eating plants, insects, frogs, seeds and grain.
A significant threat to crowned cranes in the wild is the loss of suitable wetland habitat due to human encroachment and development for agriculture.
The East African crowned crane is an Endangered species and is currently protected by law in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Conservation projects are being carried out in these areas.