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Sarus Crane

Zoo Location: Wetland
Sarus Crane
Habitat

Grassland, marshland and fields.

Wild Diet

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

Behaviour

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.

Breeding

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.

Threats

Habitat destruction and hunting for food.

Conservation

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

INFORMATION

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