Chattanooga Arboretum And Nature Center Adds 2 Sandhill Cranes

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding announced the addition of two Sandhill Cranes to their conservation efforts.

Since the early 1990’s, the recovering population of Eastern Sandhill Cranes stop at the Hiwassee Refuge near Birchwood, Tn., on their way to and from their wintering grounds in Georgia and Florida.

“The refuge is the best place to see the wild Sandhill Cranes during their migration, but the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will soon be the best place to view Sandhill Cranes up close and year-round,” Tish Gailmard, Wildlife curator at the CA&NC said.

The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center is in the process of building a permanent enclosure for these new animal ambassadors and welcome any donations to help with the project.

“We are looking forward to introducing these magnificent, ancient birds to the public very soon,” Mr. Gailmard said.



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