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Where's My Mommy?
Imagine being a baby crane, worn out after the hard work of hatching. How strange the world seems! But all is well as long as Mommy is near.

This baby cuddles with a crane puppet head and thinks it is Mom.The chick must see other Whooping cranes from birth. That’s how she gets the right idea about the species she belongs to. We say the chick gets imprinted.

This baby hatched without parents. She came from an egg in a captive breeding center. The puppet looks like her species so she imprints right.