Texas Whooping Cranes Are a Symbol of Hope and Possibility and an Economic Boon

The Texas Observer | May 13, 2009
The Aransas whooping cranes, the only wild, migrating flock in the world, numbered 266 this spring. That's not a lot, but considering how close the birds came to extinction—there were only 21 left in 1941—the number amounts to a small miracle.

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