Extremely rare in North America, this endangered species is native to Asia. There are an estimated 1,800 individuals left in the wild, as their population continues to decline due to habitat loss and pollution. The Red-crowned Crane is one of the world's largest cranes. It stands over 5 feet tall, has a wingspan of up to 8 feet and weighs from 15 to 26 pounds.
Red-crowned or Japanese Cranes are symbols of love, happiness, marital fidelity and longevity in east Asia. They are common motifs on kimonos, scrolls, screens, porcelain, and lacquer ware. In China, the Red-crowned Crane is often featured in myths and legends. In art and literature, immortals are often depicted riding on cranes.
LRWC will be constructing a 100x50 square foot enclosure to house these exquisite birds, displaying them to the public while offering ample room for them to thrive. Your support will make this possible! Join us as we continue our mission and strive to conserve this rare species.