40 0

The whooping crane conservation effort has ended after successfully pulling the iconic bird back from the brink of extinction. A crane puppet is used to train a newly hatched whooping crane, Grus americana , to eat. This technique was developed to prevent the young birds from imprinting on humans. (Credit: Jonathan Fiely / USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center / Public domain.) Jonathan Fiely / USGS / public domain. Considering all the recent bad news regarding the global devastation of non-human species, I thought it was time to share some good news with you: The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently ended its successful research and captive breeding effort of the endangered who... Full story

15 April