About the Wattled Crane
The wattled crane is the largest African crane, growing up to 6-feet high and weighing an average of 14 pounds. Wattled cranes are territorial in mated pairs. They have very complex social behavior with body language playing an important role in communication and reproduction. The courtship displays of wattled cranes include leaping, dancing, and stick-throwing.
You Can Find This Animal in the Serengeti Crossing
Wattled cranes are fierce protectors of their nests. When threatened, an adult crane will sneak off in a crouched position and then rise up to surprise the threat.
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General Curator recognized for 30 years of dedication and service to the Wattled Crane program.