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Second Whooping Crane chick just hatched in Louisiana

For the second time this week, a Whooping Crane chick hatched in the Louisiana wild (Source: LA Dept. of Wildlife & FIsheries) For the second time this week, a Whooping Crane chick hatched in the Louisiana wild (Source: LA Dept. of Wildlife & FIsheries)
JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

For the second time this week, a whooping crane hatched in the Louisiana wild.

The chick is from the same nesting pair that saw its first baby bird born this week in Jefferson Davis Parish.  The chicks are the first whooping cranes to be hatched in the Louisiana wild in more than 75 years.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) says the hatchings are proof a program set up in 2011 to reintroduce whooping cranes back into the state is working.

Wildlife officials say whooping cranes disappeared from Louisiana in 1950.

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