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  • Challenge Question #1

    Wed, 19 Mar 1997 16:54:21 +0000

    The Whooping Crane's population increased at the fastest
    rate in the 1980s. Between 1980 and 1990 they increased by
    70 birds. Immense scrutiny by devoted veterinarians, the
    preservation of nesting grounds, and the help of the
    Sandhill Crane have helped the Whooping Cranes population to
    increase. The Sandhill Crane has helped the Whooping Crane
    by raising the baby Whooping Cranes placed in the Sandhill
    Cranes' nests by devoted veterinarians, who hoped that by
    doing this the Whooping Crane would be saved. The raising
    of these foster babies has been successful in increasing the
    population of the Whooping Crane.

    Iselin Middle School, Iselin, New Jersey
    Samantha Keat, Tair Moalam, Shannon O'Connor, & Pam Meka