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Whooping Crane Total Population
(Figures as of February 23, 2004)

 

 
Wild Populations Adult
(ALL white Birds)
Young Total Adult Pairs
Aransas/Wood Buffalo 169 25 194  64
Rocky Mountains 0 0 0  
Florida non-migratory 65 18 83*  17
Wisconsin/Florida migratory flock 20 16 36  
Wild Subtotal: 254 59 313  81
         
Captive Populations Adults Young Total Breeding Pairs
Patuxent WRC, MD 49 1 50 10
International Crane Foundation, WI 29 3*** 32 10
Devonian WCC/Calgary Zoo, AB, Canada 17 1 18 6
San Antonio Zoo, TX 6 0 *** 6 2
Lowry Park Zoo, FL 2 0 2 0
Audubon Center for Endangered Species Research, New Orleans,LA 8 0 8 0
New Orleans Zoo, LA 2 0 2 0
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 1 0 1 0
Captive Subtotal: 114 5 119  28
Total wild + captive 313 119 432  


*Minimum estimate because not all Florida whooping cranes can be located on a regular basis.

** Young produced in 2003 that were kept in captivity because of valuable genetics. Other young not listed went to reintroductions in the eastern U.S.

*** ICF and the San Antonio Zoo both produced eggs in 2003 that were transported to Patuxent.

Previous Whooping Crane Population Totals


Data courtesy of theWhooping Crane Recovery Team,
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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