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[[File:Sandhill_crane.jpg|thumb|274px|Crane at the [[Cincinnati Zoo]].]]Like all cranes, '''sandhill cranes''' (Grus canadensis) are “dancers”. A male and female will show each other attention by leaping, bowing, running, stretching their necks, and flapping their wings. Sometimes they sing while they dance and sound very much like a trumpet.
   
Like all cranes, '''sandhill cranes''' (Grus canadensis) are “dancers”. A male and female will show each other attention by leaping, bowing, running, stretching their necks, and flapping their wings. Sometimes they sing while they dance and sound very much like a trumpet. '''Facts'''*Where to see them: Siberia and North America
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*Where to see them: Siberia and North America
 
*Length: 4 ft
 
*Length: 4 ft
 
*Weight: 7 to 11 lbs
 
*Weight: 7 to 11 lbs

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Sandhill crane

Crane at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Like all cranes, sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) are “dancers”. A male and female will show each other attention by leaping, bowing, running, stretching their necks, and flapping their wings. Sometimes they sing while they dance and sound very much like a trumpet.

FactsEdit

  • Where to see them: Siberia and North America
  • Length: 4 ft
  • Weight: 7 to 11 lbs
  • Lifespan: Up to 55 yrs
  • Habitat: Wetlands and grasslands
  • Diet: Plants and small aquatic animals
  • Risk Status: Species at Risk (Ohio Endangered Species List—Endangered)
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