Scientific Name: Anthropoides paradiseus

Found In: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, & Zimbabwe

Size: Stanley cranes can grow up to 3.5 feet and weigh 7.9 – 14 pounds.

Diet: Omnivore: Feeds primarily seeds of sedges and grasses, roots, tubers and small bulbs and also feed on a variety of animals including locusts and their eggs, termites, caterpillars, worms, crabs, fish, frogs, reptiles and small mammals.

Threat Level: Vulnerable – The main factors behind its drastic population decline since the 1970s were widespread poisoning on agricultural land.

Facts: This species is a partial migrant which makes local, seasonal movements across elevational gradients.

Stanley Crane