Return to the Wild - Evolving perspectives on Canadian wildlife
The whooping crane is found in extremely limited locations in Canada and the U.S. and completes a long migration.

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A whooping crane’s method of flying is so energy-efficient that it can easily go for 10 hours at a time and cover distances of up to 750 kilometres.

Scientific name: Grus americana
Average weight: 7.5 kg (male)
6.4 kg (female)
Average length: 1.2 m–1.4 m
Average wingspan: 2.2 m
Average lifespan: 22–24 years (up to 30 years)
The stately whooping crane walks through a marshland.


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Duration: 22 seconds


Recording of the once almost extinct call of the whooping crane.