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Whooping Crane #53563

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1978
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(Studio) Whooping cranes' migration from Texas to breeding grounds in Alberta, Canada, mentioned. Report is on slow change in situation of birds that were once almost extinct.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas) Details given about decrease in whooping crane population and efforts to keep it from extinction. [Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager Frank JOHNSON - cites effect of man's progress on whoopers; notes they used to nest in Chicago, but not now.] Low total of whoopers in Texas and Louisiana in 1941 and present total in Texas reported Beginning of government National Wildlife Refuge system mentioned. Whooping crane cited as test case in man's ability to keep species from extinction.
REPORTER: Roger Caras

Caras, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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