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Rare Sarus Crane Chick Hatches at ICF



On Monday, August 18, 2014, a rare Sarus Crane chick named Curry, hatched at the International Crane Foundation. The parents are Majnu, a 51 year-old male who hatched in the wild in India, and Chandini, a 14 year-old female.

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Lessons from the Passenger Pigeon’s Extinction


On September 1st we will observe the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Just a few decades after the Passenger Pigeon’s demise, another North American bird species, the Whooping Crane, declined to just 21 birds in the wild. Loss of habitat and hunting pressures nearly caused the same fate as the Passenger Pigeon’s.

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Visualizing Conservation through GIS


This summer, ICF received an in-kind donation from the ESRI Conservation Program of over $9,500 that allows us to maintain our GIS (Geographic Information System) software and provides technical support when we need it most.

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ICF’s Sarus Cranes Contribute to Breeding Goals One Egg at a Time


Recently, we learned from the Sarus Crane Studbook keeper that Majnu, our 51 year old male Indian Sarus Crane, along with Chandini, a 12 year old female on loan to ICF from the Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida, are not only a good genetic pair, but there is a need for their offspring in captivity.

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Visitors to ICF May See Rare Hooded Crane Chick



Wasabi, a rare Hooded Crane, hatched at the International Crane Foundation on June 6, 2014. But even before that, its journey was a colorful one. Eggs produced by ICF’s captive flock are either destined for release into the wild – like those of Whooping Cranes – or play an important role as captive breeding birds to protect wild cranes for future generations.

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