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New Leg Jewelry
The young cranes will wear their new color-coded identification (right leg) and tracking bands (left leg) for the rest of their lives. Operation Migration intern Caleb is right: "The cohort has gone from tiny little puffs of downy feathers barely able to hold themselves up, to near-adults. They have turned into a picturesque group of Whooping cranes."

Courtesy of Operation Migration

The Class of 2011 wears their new identifcation and tracking bands.

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