Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Longest Human-Led Migration 10th Anniversary

Dec. 3, 2001: Longest Human-Led Migration

An ultralight aircraft leading young whooping cranes on a new migration route completed the 1,200 mile journey on this date. The migration began at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin and ended in Florida, where humans dressed as cranes led the birds to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. This effort was made to reintroduce the endangered bird into eastern North America. This migration was in addition to the Canada-Texas migration of a wild flock.

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