The wattled crane is endemic to wetland areas in select countries of sub-Saharan Africa, such as Zambia, Botswana and Ethiopia.
Due to living in wetlands, the birds mainly feed on vegetation and insects, also sometimes eating frogs and snakes.
According to the IUCN Red List, the total wattled crane population size is estimated to be around 7,700 individuals. Degradation of the crucial wetland habitat is their biggest threat.
Conservation of wetland habitats on private lands and education programmes sponsored by private groups have been initiated, and our wattled crane pair are part of the European Studbook (ESB) for the species.