is chick #601 on May 13, 2006. He hatched on May 5. A crane
puppet like this was his first sight after he hatched. Seeing
puppet nearby makes him feel safe. The puppet shows him what
to do and where to go. The puppet coaches the chick to walk
along and exercise its feet and legs. Crane puppets
help train the young chicks to eat, drink, find food,
puppet is on the arm of a person who is covered
with a big white costume. Crane scientists do not want the
little chicks to ever see or hear humans, even though humans
will raise the baby cranes who will follow the ultralight plane
on their first migration.
use a crane pupopet and hide under a costume for good reasons.
They want the cranes to know their own species and never get
these endangered birds
will keep away from humans when they grow up to be wild