Scientific Name: Antigone antigone

Found In: India, South-East Asia and northern Australia

Size: Sarus cranes can grow up to 61 inches.

Diet: Feeds on a variety of roots and tubers as well as invertebrates and amphibians.

Threat Level: Vulnerable – Main threats are loss and degradation of wetlands, as a result of drainage and conversion to agriculture, ingestion of pesticides and the hunting of adults and collection of eggs and chicks.

Facts: Indian birds inhabit open wet and dry grasslands, agricultural fields, marshes and pools, while the South-East Asian and Australian species prefers the dry Savannah woodlands.

Virginia Zoo Sarus Cranes: male Icabod and female Sally