Friday, October 5, 2012
African Crowned Crane
We have a couple of zoos between here and Chicago. Every time I go to one of them, I always look for my favorite bird, the African Crowned Crane. I'm fascinated by his beautiful crown. Who would have guessed that this very bird would end up as one of our clinic residents. The adult bird in the photo is actually from one of the zoos that I've been to, but he now lives with us. The image on the right is a young crane that we are raising. When he's full grown, he will look like the bird on the left. Doc brought him out today so he can exercise his legs, so I took a few pics and some video.
One of my favorite things about my job is how I can watch all the babies grow up to be such beautiful birds and animals.