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whooping crane
2014-09-26 03:00:57

Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.

2013-05-29 23:00:48

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a fall nature adventure tour to Wisconsin, exploring special places touched by Leopold’s land ethic. Milwaukee,

2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America’s tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.

2010-02-24 10:55:00

The United Nations reported on Wednesday that several countries, including Russia, Iran and China, are working together to bring back the Siberian Crane form the brink of extinction.

2009-06-18 23:47:48

A new exhibit at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin gives the public a chance to see four African species in something like their native habitat. The 5-acre Spirit of Africa opens Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday.

2009-05-02 14:01:44

Scientists are considering how best to reintroduce whooping cranes to the eastern United States, experts say. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that a $10 million-plus effort to reintroduce the birds was dealt a blow recently when all but one pair of 12 cranes abandoned their nests. Experts say they are using minnow nets, electronic monitoring, crane feces and dry ice to help them study the birds' behavior. The International Crane Foundation said the rare cranes in inexplicably...

2008-12-18 09:15:00

NEW CASTLE, Del., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkion Life Sciences has received US EPA approval to market Avipel(R) Corn Seed Treatment in Minnesota for the 2009 planting season. The Section 18 application filed by the State of Minnesota is effective December 5, 2008, through July 30, 2009.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.