Geographic Range: Grassland and wetland areas of the eastern and southern regions of Africa
Mass: 7.7 lbs (Adult)
Wingspan: 6.6 ft. (Adult)
Scientific name: Balearica regulorum
Height: 3.3 ft. (Adult)
Conservation status: Endangered
Incubation period: 28-31 days
Como’s Crowned Crane is Houdini!
Find him with the zebra and Sulcata tortoise Map (on display seasonally)
- Unlike other cranes, crowned cranes usually roost in trees.
- They can flock in large numbers, anywhere between 30 and 150.
- The grey crowned crane is the national bird of Uganda.
- The chicks are ‘precocial’ which means they can run as soon as they hatch.
- They don’t tweet, far from it…they actually honk (and it’s quite loud).