Record number of whooping crane chicks born this year in Wood Buffalo National Park

Whooping cranes
A photo from the 2017 fledgling survey shows a pair of whooping crane twins, which sport a brownish hue. The pair was one of four sets of twins born this season.

A record 63 whooping crane chicks were born in Wood Buffalo National Park this year — an encouraging sign for conservationists who continue to monitor the rare birds’ long, slow climb back from near-extinction.

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