East African Grey-Crowned Crane
East African Grey-Crowned Crane
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ABout East African Grey-Crowned Crane

THE EAST AFRICAN GREY CROWNED CRANE IS THE NATIONAL BIRD OF UGANDA AND IS FEATURED ON ITS NATIONAL FLAG.

They’re recognizable by their loud, honking call. To attract a mate, male cranes will perform an elaborate dance that includes bowing, head shaking and jumping.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
36-48'' tall, 6-9lbs
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Native Region
Eastern and Southern Africa
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Eating Habits
Seeds, grass and insects
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Conservation status
Endangered
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WHERE ARE THEY AT THE ZOO
The East African Grey-Crowned Crane is located in the Plains Exhibit.
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Additional Experiences
Climb aboard the White River Junction Train Ride for a tour of the "Zoo behind the Zoo."

Riders will enjoy a 10-minute narrated journey and learn about our Plains animals, greenhouse, gardens, the Zoo’s
15,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, maintenance and commissary departments and other behind-the-scenes operations
necessary to run the Zoo. Available mid-March through December, riders will also learn about the Zoo’s animal conservation
mission.