FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The South Florida Wildlife Center, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit organization, shared a video of a hatchling they rescued Thursday.
The animal lovers, who work in partnership with The Humane Society, announced that they were taking care of the orphan baby sandhill crane.
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Don't let its size fool you. It could grow 3-5 feet and weigh about 14 pounds.
The birds have an estimated population of 700,000. Some migrate from the Great Lakes region to Florida and other non-migratory subspecies have restricted ranges in Florida and Cuba, according to the International Crane Foundation.
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