Personality and History
Personality Characteristics: Aggressive to the costume and stamps his feet if the costume approaches. Joe says they have to be dominant over 210. They do this by holding the puppet over 210's head. He tries to fight for position, like a little brother or sister trying to get some attention. He is hostile to Brians and Kelly and often challenges them when they enter the pen.
History: On October 13, the day the migration finally took off, #10 struck the ultralight while in flight. He was injured. Upon landing, #10 was taken to Dr. Barry Hartup, veterinarian at the International Crane Foundation, for care. Because his treatment would take some time, the team leaders decided to take #210 out of the migration. Health care staff worked hard to help the crane, but he did not get well. After 12 days of care, the health team felt that 210 would not recover. On October 25, 2002, Crane #10 was humanely euthanized. Everyone was sad. This was a big reminder that risks are part of any scientific study.
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