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DNR: Whooping crane migration underway

New flock of chicks to begin first migration down south through Wisconsin skies

8:26 AM, Oct. 18, 2013

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Nine whooping crane chicks will soon take to the skies and migrate to southeastern states at the end of October as efforts continue to restore the endangered species to the eastern United States.

The cranes, which are hatched and raised in captivity at the International Crane Foundation near Baraboo, are reared by costumed biologists resembling cranes. The whooping crane chicks are part of the direct autumn release project conducted by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, a coalition of government agencies and non-profit organizations. These chicks learn their migration route by ...

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