Attached is a status report on the whooping crane numbers worldwide from
biologist Tom Stehn, who is the national Whooping Crane Coordinator for the US Fish
and Wildlife Service.

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WHOOPING CRANE NUMBERS  /  April 01, 1998
 

Location                          Adult     Young        Total

Wild Populations

  Aransas/Wood Buffalo NP            151      30           181
  Rocky Mountains                      2       2             4
  Florida                             54      16            70

       Subtotal in the Wild          207      48           255
 

Captive Populations                                 Breeding
                                     Adult   Young  Pairs     Total
  Patuxent WRC, Maryland                41      0       7       41
  International Crane Foundation, WI    30      0       4       30
  Calgary Zoo                           20      0       2       20
  San Antonio Zoological Gardens         4      0       2        4
  White Oak Conservation Center, FLA     2      0       0        2
  Lowery Park Zoo, Tampa, FLA            1      0       0        1

  Subtotal in Captivity                 98      0      15       98
 
 

  TOTALS (Wild + Captive)  =   353
 
 
 

Submitted by:
Tom Stehn, Biologist
Whooping Crane Coordinator, USFSW

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