Grey Crowned Crane

Craning to See: The crane’s long legs and neck and excellent vision help it spot predators among the tall grasses.

Latin name: Balearica regulorum Where: Giraffe Ridge Height: 3.3 to 3.5 ft Weight: 6.5 to 8.7 lbs Lifespan: 25 yrs Habitat: Wetlands and grasslands Diet: Grasses, seeds, insects, and other small animals Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN-Endangered) Range: Eastern and southern Africa