Playing Crane Matchmaker

OM’s Director Emeritus, Walter Sturgeon sits on the board of Sylvan Heights in Scotland Neck, NC. This 26 acre facility boasts the largest collection of waterfowl in the world.

Five years ago, this facility welcomed their first whooping crane, Tomo – a young male, who had sustained a leg injury. 

Last week, a female whooper with a beak deformity joined them and the plan is to slowly introduce the two in hopes of an additional captive breeding source of eggs for reintroduction.

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  1. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd May 6, 2017 8:38 am

    Sure hope this becomes a productive pairing. Every healthy chick is a reason to celebrate.

  2. Elsie Sealander May 3, 2017 8:42 am

    It’s good to see that the handicapped birds are given a chance to live an almost normal life.

  3. Catherine Wohlfeil May 2, 2017 9:01 pm

    Wonderful news! Three cheers for Tomo and his new potential mate.