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Wisconsin cranes make it to Florida

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Pierce County Herald
Wisconsin cranes make it to Florida
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Twenty Wisconsin whooping cranes have made it to Florida - and they're getting close to their final winter nesting spots.

The baby cranes landed yesterday in Jefferson County Florida. They'll soon break into two groups and fly to a pair of national wildlife refuges, where experts hope they'll mate with other cranes.

It's part of a nine-year-old project called "Operation Migration." The goal is to re-introduce the endangered whooping crane in the eastern U.S. The baby cranes will be joined by others who've made the trip before them. The veterans fly on their own - just like the baby cranes will, when they head north this spring.

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