Operation Migration hates to be the bearer of sad news, but we also want to keep our readers informed. This morning we learned that parent-reared Whooping Crane 70-16, also known as ‘Bryce’, had to be euthanized at the Louisville Zoo.
You may remember our report on February 7th that Bryce had been found tangled in a fence and was unable to fly. Then, on February 9th we reported that Bryce had been transferred to the Louisville Zoo.
The Zoo has concluded that Bryce’s injuries were too severe to expect a recovery so they had to make what must have been a most difficult decision.