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Cranes - Beijing Zoo

Cranes - Beijing Zoo
Simon Hampel, 16 Mar 2008
    • ZYBen
      thats a really nice exhibit
    • Kifaru Bwana
      The way forward .. I assume. Crane breeding is a big thing in Chinese zoos, so obviously they want to get the environment right.

      It is natural to expect all the old obsolete enclosures with bars to be eventually replaced with exhibits like the crane adventure.
    • mstickmanp
      nice exhibit
    • Kifaru Bwana
      White-naped in the foreground. In the middle a demoiselle crane.
      To the far left possibly Chinese crane or European crane (not clear as the detail in the frame is too low when enlarged).

      How said Chinese zoos are no good at anything? :(
    • Chlidonias
      do you mean Japanese crane (ie red-crowned crane)? The two at the front are white-naped as you say. There's a demoiselle in the middle and also at the very front left behind the fence. The one to the very far right is a common (Eurasian) crane. At the very back right beside the fir are a pair of Siberian cranes.

      And there's what looks like a turkey in the middle as well.
    • baboon
      The black-necked cranes are also kept in this enclosure, but don't show in this photo. The red-crown cranes are kept at another lake. There is a crane breeding center in Beijing Zoo's off-exhibit area, and they used to keep 13 of the 15 crane species except the whooping crane and Australian crane. But now, there are no sarus crane, white-headed crane and sandhill crane in the zoo yet.
    • Kifaru Bwana
      Yes, I meant red-crowned cranes (sometimes also referred to as Chinese)... in the wild they spent part of the year in China.

      There are several other zoos within P.R. China which have a formidable breeding interest in crane species. But sure enough Beijing Zoo has a very impressive collection!
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