Whooping Crane

An Endangered Species of Alberta

The Whooping Crane

The whooping crane is a highly endangered species that is almost extinct because of many shootings by hunters. It is a crane bird that is creme in colour and has a red crown witha long black beak. It was named for the loud whooping sound it makes. Its habitat has also declined quite a bit, so there are very few left. There is an estimated amount of 437 birds in the wild and 165 in captivity. Some organizations that look after the whooping crane are Operation Migration, Nature Canada, and Saving Cranes.org. You can donate money to these websites to show your support and help save these animals.