(a) "It seems the pumpkins and corn for enrichment and distraction are fulfilling their purpose less and less," reports Caleb. "The birds have shown decreasing interest, and it's clear what they really want is to get out and expand their wings." What has been the result for Crane #1-11? For #7-11? (Scroll to the bottom of their bio page links to find out.) What is the best thing to be done?
(b-for-bonus) "Coyotes abound at night," reports Caleb. "A single howl sparks a chorus of resonating calls that seem to come from every direction. I can only imagine how our young Whoopers interpret this daunting call of the wild. To them the howls are alarming and threatening I’m sure, but we have luckily not seen any obvious signs of coyotes circling the electric fence. That doesn't mean however, that they haven’t dropped by for a look." Listen to this audio clip to find out more about predators in crane habitat. How does the team try to keep the birds in their care safe?