What's in a name? Quite a lot actually, particularly if you're one of the two Red-crowned Cranes who now call the Conservancy home!
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.
On the night of the Annual Benefit, you will have the opportunity to bid on naming the Red-crowned Cranes and their new enclosure. Proceeds will be dedicated to building a brand new Red-crowned Crane Aviary at LRWC. The approximately 100x50 square foot enclosure will display this magnificent pair to the public while offering ample room for them to thrive.
Don't miss your chance to name one of these exquisite birds.
If you can't make it to the Benefit and would like to make a donation to support the construction of the new exhibit, you still can.