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The whooping crane is one of the world's most endangered animals.
In 1950 there were less than 20.  In 1966, scientists began a breeding
colony at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel,
Maryland Last year, Patuxent reared 32 young whoopers, many to be
released into the wild. Patuxent has produced 2/3 of all the whoopers released into the wild.

There are now about 400 whoopers in the world, but that's not many. There are more pandas than whooping cranes! Patuxent's research and propagation programs are vital to saving these birds from extinction.

Friends of Patuxent

Friends of Patuxent

Information on Adopt a Whooper

How to Adopt a Whooper

Adopt a Patuxent whooper, and help put one of America's 

rarest and most beautiful bird back in the wild.


 

Learn about Patuxent's innovative recovery and research 

programs. The Friends of Patuxent is an all-volunteer 

organization, so the money you contribute goes directly  

to the programs supporting the whooping crane's recovery.

USGS photo

FWS photo

 

 

How to Adopt-A-Whooper  


More information on the Patuxent Whoopers

                



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