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Human-led migration for whooping cranes

2009-04-22 10:34:17 GMT2009-04-22 18:34:17 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A group of whooping cranes follow a microlight during their jouney of migration of more than 1,200 miles from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, the US, April 20, 2009. [CFP]

A group of whooping cranes follow a microlight during their jouney of migration of more than 1,200 miles from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, the US, April 20, 2009. [CFP]

A group of whooping cranes follow a microlight during their jouney of migration of more than 1,200 miles from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, the US, April 20, 2009. [CFP]

Whooping Cranes following a Operation Migration microlight, the US, April 20, 2009. [CFP]

Costumed handlers spend time with the crane colts and the tiny yellow aircraft to allow the birds to become familiar with the trike. [CFP]

A group of whooping cranes followed a microlight during their jouney of migration of more than 1,200 miles from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, the US, April 20, 2009.

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