INDIAN SARUS CRANE

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Grus antigone antigone

HABITAT:  Watered plains, marshes, swamps, and riverbanks of Southern Asia and India

CONSERVATION STATUS:   Vulnerable

FUN FACT:  To the people of India, the Sarus crane is a symbol of a happy marriage.  Elaborate dances performed by the cranes were once thought to be just a mating ritual.  They have since been seen performing dances in all seasons.  The dance combines leaping, bowing, prancing, and calling in duet.

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