Powerline Injury Ends the life of Crane #208
Fall migration 2006
|Crane #208 was found Dec. 23, 2006, under a powerline at
his migration stopover in Indiana. He was in shock. He was
immediately to doctors.
at the Indiana Zoo Hospital worked hard to save Crane #208.
Why did the doctor cover #208's eyes by putting
his head? (Hint: remember that the cranes have never seen
humans.) Sadly, he died there on Dec. 27, 2006. He was a
wonderful bird, and would likely have nested with his mate
after returning from this migration.
is the powerline that #208 ran into in December 2006. It
is hard for cranes to see the wires because they don't see
where the wires start and end.
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).