Crane chicks hatched after special breeding programme
Four-hundred years after they were wiped out in the UK, a special breeding programme has just seen its first two crane chicks hatched.
Staff at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, hand-reared 76 birds after eggs were brought back from Germany.
It is hoped the chicks will mean a return of the birds in large numbers, as John Maguire reports.
22 May 2014
- From the section Science & Environment