Sarus Crane

Zoo Location: Wetland
 Sarus Crane

Grassland, marshland and fields.

Wild Diet

Insects, worms, frogs, crustaceans, vegetation, shoots, berries and seeds.


Cranes are wetland birds which have adapted to live in grassland and agricultural fields. The crane has a loud shrill call which can carry over long distances, and is used during the breeding season and when migrating.


Sarus cranes mate for life. The male and female build a platform nest on the ground and share incubation of 2 eggs for between 30-36 days.


Habitat destruction and hunting for food.


Many Asian countries are working to protect wetlands which are critical to the survival of cranes and many other species.


  • Latin Name: Grus antigone
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Gruidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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