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Two whooping cranes were spotted in the Glenham area. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks senior wildlife biologist Eileen Dowd Stukel said the two are likely a mated pair headed for winter grounds in Texas and may have stopped to rest for a few days. They summer in Canada’s Northwest Territories and usually get to Texas in mid-December. Whooping cranes are on the endangered species list at the both the federal and state levels. The most recent estimate by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the total numbers of whooping cranes between 350 and 400.

Two whooping cranes were spotted in the Glenham area. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks senior wildlife biologist Eileen Dowd Stukel said the two are likely a mated pair headed for winter grounds in Texas and may have stopped to rest for a few days. They summer in Canada’s Northwest Territories and usually get to Texas in mid-December. Whooping cranes are on the endangered species list at the both the federal and state levels. The most recent estimate by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the total numbers of whooping cranes between 350 and 400.

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