Comparing the Western and Eastern Flocks
Which flock is nearest you? Is your home closer
natural, wild Western Flock or the
new, reintroduced Eastern Flock?
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These graphs show the number of Whooping cranes in each flock by year.
Describe how the graphs are similar. How are they different? What
trends do you notice? Make a list of questions each graph raises.
Then explore your questions!
Conservation: Why More Than One Flock?
2001, the Western flock was the only migratory flock of Whooping
in the world. The new Eastern flock is being "reintroduced"
with human help. Why do you think Whooping crane survival depends on
adding new flocks that live and breed in separate locations?