Whooping Crane Hatches in Wild in Louisiana-First Time Since 1939

First Time Since 1939 – Whooping Crane Hatches in Wild in Louisiana

Friends of the Wild Whoopers would like to congratulate Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on this historical hatch. Everyone’s dedication and hard work has been rewarded with a new addition to the Louisiana flock of Whooping Cranes. With this exciting news come hope for the Whooping Crane.

April 12, 2016 – A major milestone was reached this week in the reintroduction of the whooping crane in Louisiana when the first hatching of a chick in the state in more than 75 years occurred in Jefferson Davis Parish.

The hatching, the first seen in Louisiana’s wild since 1939, represents another step forward in the program established in February of 2011 when the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reintroduced whooping cranes back into the state at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Vermilion Parish.

To read the entire press release and learn all the details, please click here.

Whooping Crane Photo: Sara Zimorski/ Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

First Whooping Crane chick since 1939, hatches in the wild in Louisiana. Photo: Sara Zimorski / Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

 

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3 thoughts on “Whooping Crane Hatches in Wild in Louisiana-First Time Since 1939

  1. Such good news! A whooping crane hatching anywhere is always great news, but a wild-hatched little whooper is just the best. And the first in a very long time, in Louisiana – congrats to all involved!

  2. What a wonderful photo of a great scientific achievement. Thank you dedicated naturalist, scientists and volunteers for your efforts to achieve this accomplishment. Congratulations each and every one of you!

  3. This is a monumental, beautiful achievement, practically a miracle when all the obstacles are considered. I am so grateful to the scientists and all the others who worked so hard on this.

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