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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