Meet the Whooping Crane Class of 2015
Hatch-year 2015 of the Eastern Flock
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Chick W3-10 with parent on June 8, 2015
Bev Paulan, Wisconsin DNR

Crane # W3-15
Date Hatched May 11, 2015
Gender Female
Left Leg Right Leg


Personality and Training:

Chick #W3-15 hatched in the wild on Necedah NWR to parents #10-09 and #17-07. After fledging, she was banded and fitted with a radio transmitter—all ready for her first southward migration with her mom and dad to teach her the route!

Sad news arrived when W3-15 was found dead in late September. Necropsy revealed an illness called aspergillosis was the cause of death.



#W3 in September with parents foraging nearby
W-3 in September, 2015
Beverly Paulan, Wisconsin DNR
Last Updated: 10/10/2015