Animal of the day – 2/28/2012 – The Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

The animal of the day is the Sandhill Crane. (Did you know: Sandhill Cranes are one of the oldest species of birds on the planet! There were fossils found in Nebraska that are over 9 million years old! That means Sandhill Cranes were flying around when some dinosaurs were still around!

The fact that the fossils were found in Nebraska is especially interesting because Nebraska is still a big stopping point for migrating Sandhill cranes making their way to the South from Canada, or to the North from New Mexico!

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