Save the Date!
• Through June 3, Member Appreciation Days: Online reservations are required for entry. MORE
• June 4: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo open to the public

Know Before You Go:
In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.


Siberian Crane

Leucogeranus leucogeranus

Siberiancrane Gallery

About the Siberian Crane


Geographic Range:


Class: Aves  
Order: Gruiformes  
Family: Gruidae  
Genus: Leucogeranus   
Species: leucogeranus 

Siberian cranes have been revered in Asian culture for millennia because of their long life spans—an average of 40-45 years. These striking wading birds are all white with black primary flight feathers and a brick red face. Courting Siberian cranes engage in a complex ritual that includes dancing and unison calling, a coordinated series of calls that strengthen their pair bond.