West African Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina

Dedicated diners: these cranes typically spend more than 50% of their time looking for food!

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ORIGIN:
Northwest Africa

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and wetlands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
8 lbs
Height: 3 ft

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DIET:
Seeds, grasses and insects

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 2-5 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
More than 30 yrs in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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