Crowned cranes

INTRODUCTION

The Crowned Crane is easily identifiable by its golden crest or “crown” both sexes are alike. When in search of prey the crane will stamp its feet to flush prey and may be seen travelling with large mammals feeding off insects frightened by their movement. These cranes have an ability to perch in trees most other cranes cannot do this. Our Cranes are fed on a pelleted diet manufactured by MAZURI a specialist zoo diet firm. Many of the animals at the park have very specific dietary requirements which without manufactured pellets we would struggle to replicate.

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Balearica regulorum

Status:

Endangered

Size:

104 cm

Weight:

up to 3,5 Kg

Life Span in Wild:

up to 22 years

Habitat:

Open savannah, Marshland

Diet:

Omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Seeds, insects, fish, amphibians, lizards and grasses.

Where Do I Live?

Eastern and southern Africa

How Do I Live?

Diurnal, Flocks

Why Am I Endangered?

Habitat loss, degradation of wetland, hunting

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