East African Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

NATURAL HABITAT
The East African crowned crane lives in dry savannahs.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Plants, seeds, insects, worms, frogs and small fish
IN THE ZOO – Specially formulated grain and insects

FASCINATING FACTS

  • 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