The first ever Eurasian crane chick to be born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore, has been out and about this week.

The now 30-day-old chick hatched on Tuesday 11 June to parents Leela and Hugh following around 30 days of incubation on the nest.

Vickie Larkin, Highland Wildlife Park Senior Animal Keeper, said: “We were really excited to welcome our Eurasian crane chick as it is the first one ever to be born at Highland Wildlife Park. After hatching in June, the chick is growing fast and will be named once we find out the sex by testing its feathers.”

Eurasian crane breeding pairs are monogamous and courtship involves coordinated calls and dancing displays.


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