Whooping Crane Enrichment

Those of you who have followed this reintroduction know that Whooping cranes enjoy pumpkins as a form of enrichment, but did you know they also LOVE watermelon?

Photo: Doug Pellerin

Photo: Doug Pellerin

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  1. hoping4cranes August 21, 2015 10:14 am

    Do you ever worry that you might be teaching them bad habits (i.e, teaching them that the fruit they might see in some farmer’s field is good food)?

    • Heather Ray August 21, 2015 10:19 am

      They have never in the past 14 years raided pumpkin patches so I’m not sure one or two watermelon’s would corrupt them.

  2. Cheryl N. August 20, 2015 6:11 pm

    Thanks for my new screensaver! 🙂 So cute and refreshing, too!

  3. Margie Tomlinson August 20, 2015 2:58 pm

    These kids sure do love their fruits and vegetables. Way to go birdies!

  4. LaraLeaf August 20, 2015 10:35 am

    Any seed spitting contests yet?