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Scientific Name: grus americana
Location: Migrate back and forth from central Wisconsin to the Gulf Coast of Florida, passing through Indiana
Diet: Crabs, clams, frogs and aquatic plants
Status: State endangered
Fun Fact: Whooping cranes have been bred in captivity since 2001. Until 2008, the captive birds were taught to follow a migration route from Wisconsin to Florida using an ultralight aircraft.
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