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This was the world's first human-led migration of an endangered species. Birds of hatch year 2001 were the first birds in the Eastern flock of whooping cranes. They are the pioneers of a brand new flock being restored to part of the continent where they've been gone for over a century.
Crane #109 was removed from the flock before migration began and sent to a zoo.
Crane #111 died from stress after the health exam before the migration departed.
Crane #103 died in an October wind storm during the ultralight-led journey south. The pen was knocked down by high winds and the escaped bird hit a power line while flying in the dark.
Crane #104 was killed December 17, 2001 by a bobcat after being on the Chassowitzka wintering grounds just days.
Crane #110 was killed by a bobcat in January 2002, just
weeks after arriving in Florida.
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