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Bird Bio's - Class of '07

The Whooping cranes are numbered according to the order in which they hatched at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  The first digit indicates the year in which they hatched, and the last two digits indicates the order in which they hatched. Chicks that have been taken out of this year's class have been left on this page to help clarify gaps in the numbering.

Example: crane #701 is the first hatch of 2007. Crane #712 was the twelfth chick hatched in the year 2007. 

*Nos. 701, 728, and 729 were assigned to Sandhill cranes

ID# Chick Photo and Info
Fledged Photo and History

702

Gender:
Male
Banding:

From: San Antonio Zoo

Hatched: 18th April 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

702 follows the trike like a champ doing anything we ask it to do, from forced marches, (due to excessive weight gain) to swimming back and forth across the little pool.

History:

 

702 will be humanely euthanized. It has cowed hocks, making walking difficult and painful for the bird.

703

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 29th April 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

703 is an eagle-eye and can already pick up the tiniest morsel of food from the carpet.

History:

704

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 1st May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

704 is a cry-baby and gets distracted by the slightest noise.

History:

 

704 died 27th May 2007.

 

The chick had developed acute peritonitis from a ruptured intestine caused by a parasite called an Acanthocephalan worm.

705

Gender:

Banding:
 

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 1st May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

705 hatched out a day or two early, and like a human preemie, he needs constant attention and care.

History:

 

705 was euthanized in early May. The scoliosis of its the neck was so severe that it prohibited the chick from walking.

706

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 1st May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

706 has an appetite that is so voracious, it almost bit the beak off the puppet on the first feeding.

History:

707

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 2nd May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

Despite starting out as a "pee-wee" 707 is now a big strapping (and dominant) adolescent.

History:

708

Gender:
Female

Banding:
 

From: Florida Non-Migratory Population

Hatched: 3rd May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

 

History:

 

Chick 708 was euthanized after a lengthy stay in intensive care.

709

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Florida Non-Migratory Population

Hatched: 5th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

709 is usually serene and well-behaved, but will try to dominate 710 (even though 710 is bigger).

History:

710

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 7th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

710 is the tank that plows through everything! In a pool, its swimming has been compared to a jitterbug lure.

History:

711

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 8th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

 

History:

 

711 is a genetically valuable chick and will be held back for breeding at Patuxent.

712

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 9th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

712 is a little on the shy side, and often peeps for its parent. Once it starts its walks, we expect it will do well with the other chicks.

History:

 

 

713

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 10th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

713 is a happy chick, purring all the time and great at following the handlers

History:

 

 

714

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 10th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

714 has become a quiet and serene girl although in the past she tried to dominate much bigger birds.

History:

 

715

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 15th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

715 is a great follower and gets along with her entire group without problems.

 

History:

 

715 was euthanized June 19th.

 

The chick had developed acute peritonitis from a ruptured intestine caused by a parasite called an Acanthocephalan worm.

 

716

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 16th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

She is the dominant one of her group (715, 717, and 718) and can be quite aggressive at times.

History:

 

 

 

717

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Necedah EMP (Wild)

Hatched: 16th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

717 started out as a scared little chicky by is ok now.

History:

 

 

718

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 17th May

 

Personality Characteristics:

718 is a "hang-loose" dude, very laid back and the only male in his group.

 

History:

 

718 suffered with a respiratory aliment since before he left Patuxent. Dr. Barry Hartup of ICF diagnosed a blockage in the trachea that sometimes results when a very young bird aspirates some food or water when learning to eat.

 

The particle lodges just above the lungs and begin grow fungi. The birdís body tries to compensate, and soon a blockage begins to form. Unfortunately 718's condition was inoperable.

 

719

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 18th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

 

History:

 

711 is a genetically valuable chick and will be held back for breeding at Patuxent.

720

Gender:

Banding:
 

No Photo taken

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 19th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

 

History:

 

720 was euthanized 21st May due to blindness.

 

 

721

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 21st May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

721 is a happy-go lucky bird that is yet to be fazed.

 

History:

 

 

722

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 21st May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

722 is a submissive bird near the more aggressive 724, but gets along great with 721.

 

History:

 

 

723

Gender:
Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 22nd May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

A good follower, 723 can be aggressive at times and often argues with 724.

 

History:

 

723 was removed from the ultralight program due to a rotated hock.

 

 

724

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: Calgary Zoo

Hatched: 22nd May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

724 loves to flap its wings, but can and will be aggressive to the other chicks.

 

History:

 

 

725

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: ACRES Louisiana

Hatched: 24th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

725 is very spirited, friendly chick and will try to be taller than anyone else.

History:

 

725 was euthanized June 20th.

 

725 hatched with a crossed beak, and also developed toe issues. These debilitations would have made it extremely difficult for the chick to feed and walk.

 

 

726

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 25th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

This chick is huge! 726 is almost twice the size of her training buddies, but is nice and mellow. She is easily destracted by yummy worms and other treats.

 

History:

 

 

727

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: ACRES Louisiana

Hatched: 27th May 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

727 was EXTREMELY aggressive, attacking anything that moved for at time. Fortunately she has since calmed down.

History:

 

 

730

Gender:

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 2nd June 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

730 is a very friendly chick and will run right up to the costume. Whenever the engine tape is played he zooms around the pen with wings outstretched.

 

History:

 

730 was euthanized July 14th. It was suffering from an unknown illness with a continually worsening condition

 

 

731

Gender:

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 5th June 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

We are anticipating aggression from 731 - he always tries to be taller when looking at neighbor 730 through the plexiglas.

 

History:

 

731 was euthanized June 22nd. It had developed hock rotation.

 

 

732

Gender:

Banding:
 

No Photo Taken

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 6th June 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

 

History:

 

Chick 732 was euthanized June 8th. This had been an assisted hatching, and the chick suffered from scoliosis of the neck.

 

 

733

Gender:

Male

Banding:
 

No photo taken

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 8th June 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

733 is something of a bully, and quickly became the dominant bird in cohort 3 despite being one of the smaller birds. If anyone gets in his way, he'll peck at them until they move!

History:

 

 

734

Gender:
Male

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 9th June 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

 

History:

 

Chick 734 was euthanized June 19th. It had severe scoliosis leading to respiratory difficulties. This is a genetic flaw in its lineage.

 

 

735

Gender:

Female

Banding:
 

Just waiting for a photo!

From: USGS Patuxent WRC

Hatched: 10th June 2007

 

Personality Characteristics:

735 is a timid bird, and has been spooked once or twice (including an incident with a doe!). Nonetheless he remains a good follower, and stays out of everyone's way.

History:

 

 

 

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