White-Naped Crane

The Love Story of Walnut, the Crane

I love to read fun, interesting stories on the Internet.  Tonight I happened on the story of a crane falling in love with a human.

Walnut was raised by humans, therefore imprinting on humans and saw other members of her species as a threat.  She’s an endangered crane, so naturally her keepers wanted to her to breed. But alas, it wasn’t working.  Instead she’d kill the males that tried to breed with her.  Finally, a zookeeper named Chris was able to artificially inseminate her.  To read the whole story, visit http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/10/8373399/meet-walnut-the-crane-who-fell-in-love-with-her-zookeeper.

Image source and for more information about cranes visit:  https://www.savingcranes.org

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