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Timbavati Wildlife Park Crowned Crane

By Chris Taylor Monday, March 26, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Temperatures have been a bit cold this past week but they’re climbing this week and that’s great because we are working on projects like nobody’s business in the park. That said, this week we dig into the world of the African Crowned Crane.

This national bird of Uganda likes to roost in trees. They reside in smaller flocks sometimes in groups of up to 20 birds. The crowned crane is an omnivore their diets consist of plants, grains, insects, snakes, lizards and small fish. They also have a 6 foot wingspan, I have to tell you after spending a lot of time with them, they are pretty big birds. The stand around 3-4 feet tall so a 6 foot wingspan isn’t a stretch.

Crowned Crane In A Clutch

The crowned crane lays a clutch of two to three eggs. The eggs incubate for 30 days. Their chicks are born precocial, that means they can run as soon as they hatch. Both the male and female share all of the parenting duties. They both build the nest, incubate the eggs and also care for the young.

Check out this week’s video of the Crowned Crane, there are a lot more fun facts for you to learn for trivia night in this week’s video! Check it out and we will see you all in the park. Remember we have guided tours daily at 11AM and 1PM.


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