Endangered Whooping Cranes Coming To Vermilion
More whooping cranes will be coming to the state. A new group of 11 cranes is scheduled to be delivered to Vermilion Parish next month.
The project is aimed at re-establishing the endangered species in the south Louisiana area. They once thrived in the marshes here.
The project to bring back the whooping cranes began in February 2011 when 40 of the birds were released into the 71,000 acres in White Lake Wetlands Conservation area. Twenty-three are still alive.
Out of the first group of 10 brought to the White Lake area, only one crane survived, but now 12 of the 16 released later are still there.