Red-crowned Crane

Red-crowned CranePhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Grus japonesis

The red-crowned crane is seen as a symbol of fidelity, good luck, love and long life in the Orient and is the second rarest crane species in the world.

  • Size: Weight: Average 21 pounds; Height: Average 63 inches; Wingspan: Average 94 inches
  • Diet: Insect, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, rodents, fish, reeds, grasses and other plants
  • Habitat: Wetlands, salt and freshwater marshes
  • Range in the Wild: Eastern Asia

Conservation Status

Listed as Endangered.

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