East African Crowned Crane
The East African crowned crane lives in dry savannahs.
IN THE WILD – Plants, seeds, insects, worms, frogs and small fish
IN THE ZOO – Specially formulated grain and insects
- The Mohawk on top of their head is actually feathers
- Fossil records indicate crowned cranes lived 37 to 54 million years ago
- Can live up to 50 years
- Only cranes to perch in trees