Watch Thousands of Cranes Take Flight in One of Earth's Last Great Migrations

Published 25 Apr 2018, 14:27 BST
Watch Thousands of Cranes Take Flight in One of Earth's Last Great Migrations
Watch Thousands of Cranes Take Flight in One of Earth's Last Great Migrations

Around 600,000 Sandhill cranes flock to Nebraska’s Central Platte River Valley each spring in one of the world’s largest and oldest remaining bird migrations. There the cranes thrive on corn, the most abundant local food source.

The species is incredibly resilient, but they face a loss of wetland habitat and the effects of climate change – so their resilience cannot be taken for granted.

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