Whooping cranes will be featured this Friday evening in the new series United States of Animals showing on National Geographic Wild channel (check local listings).
United States of Animals is a fast-paced and fun new series that takes you on a fascinating journey across the United States. Part travelogue, part wildlife adventure… United States of Animals is a fact-filled field guide driven by the wild, the weird and the “wow” of animals in our own backyard. This is not your grandfather’s natural history show. This is the United States of Animals.
Our episode will air on May 13th at 10:30/9:30c – in the “California Dreamin” segment during the second half of the 1 hour show.
Here’s the episode description:
Meanwhile in St. Marks Florida, Operation Migration is winding down. A flock of whooping cranes are landing for the winter after following their “Mom” all the way from Wisconsin. But this “Mom” is like no other. “Mom” is Joe Duff – the ultralight aircraft pilot who leads the flock dressed up in a whooping crane outfit. The crowds have gathered for the final leg of an epic journey stretching 1200 miles.
(Little did we know that 2014 was to be the final arrival flyover at St. Marks so we’re thrilled @USofAnimalsTV and @HalfYardTV were able to capture it)
For those that aren’t subscribers of the Nat Geo Wild channel, here’s a sneak preview of the crane segment.