A Crane in this Illinois Zoo Has Adopted a Caretaker as His Buddy
Everyone needs a friend and cranes are no exception. There's one in an Illinois zoo that has taken that a step further and adopted one of the animal caretakers as his buddy.
The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago shared a fun video showing a grey-crowned crane named Slidell who perks up every time senior animal care specialist Mike enters his habitat. Just watch these two in action.
According to Wikipedia, grey-crowned cranes are native to Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. As you can see with Slidell at Brookfield Zoo, their wingspan is massive and can reach out almost 7 feet.
Cranes like Slidell are also known to be very talented dancers. Wikipedia says this is part of their courtship ritual that both males and females practice.