Whooping Crane | Original Painting

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Painted on January 5th 2020 as part of the #sanctuaryjanuary Daily Art Challenge


Acrylic and fine liner on an old vintage playing card
Varnished with Matte Acrylic Varnish for protection

Signed Certificate of Authentication provided


Animal Facts:
  1. one of only 2 Crane species found in North America
    Class: Aves
    Family: Gruidae
  2. Historically, the bird is a migratory species, though only two of the three remaining wild populations migrate. They like poorly drained wetlands and salt marshes
  3. illegal hunting, human disturbance, collision with power lines and habitat loss are their biggest threats
  4. population is (as of 2018) 161 captive, and 177 in reintroduced flocks, and including wild populations totals over 800 overall (aka not many!!)

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