Saturday, March 11, 2023

A Daily Companion

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Behavior, Biological Evolution, Wildlife, Nature

Ed Hessler

When Mohammad Arif who lives in Uttar Pradesh state, India, nursed an injured Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) back to health, he thought it would return to the wild. 

The crane didn't and now Arif has a daily companion.  Sarus cranes are the world's tallest flying birds. They are large billed with a red area on the neck and head that is free of feathers. Elegant birds that are easily identified.

Here is the BBC video (1 m 20 s).

This is an example of a bonding relationship between a human and a wild animal one that is often the result from a rescue or health care scenario according to Katie Moore of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

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