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14 more whooping cranes to join flock in Louisiana | Houston Chronicle

More than a dozen young whooping cranes are expected to arrive this fall in southwest Louisiana, doubling the number in a flock being reintroduced near the area where the state's last wild flock lived in the 1930s, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says.

Twenty-six whoopers have been brought to Louisiana, but predators and disease killed nearly half of them. Whooping cranes are some of the world's largest and rarest birds.

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