Japanese Crane Demands People Food

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The Japanese tancho crane is in a precarious position. And it’s not impending extinction – at least not in the way you normally think. While numbers are low (an estimated 1,200 tanchos exist in its natural marshland habitat of Hokkaido in Japan, with an additional 1,400 thought to live in Russia and China), the crane population is actually the highest it’s been in 100 years. Granted, it’s still one of the most endangered birds in the world, but when you consider that it was thought to be extinct until 10 birds were discovered in the 1920s, 2,600 is not bad at all.

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