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Grey crowned crane Balearica regulorum

Animals in our sanctuary

Kabaka
Date of birth
01-01-2020
Date of arrival
08-04-2021

Kabaka comes from an animal park that closed its doors in 2020 due to the measures taken during the corona crisis. Not because of bankruptcy, but because the park didn't make enough profit. During that period, many zoos worldwide went under and suddenly hundreds of animals had to be taken in. Also here in De Zonnegloed we had a hard time, but still, according to our possibilities and capacity, we did everything we could to take care of several animals in distress. Kabaka and three other grey crowned cranes found a permanent home here; free from the danger of being euthanised.


Kyambalo
Date of birth
01-01-2020
Date of arrival
08-04-2021

Kyambalo comes from an animal park that closed its doors in 2020 due to the measures taken during the corona crisis. Not because of bankruptcy, but because the park didn't make enough profit. During that period, many zoos worldwide went under and suddenly hundreds of animals had to be taken in. Also here in De Zonnegloed we had a hard time, but still, according to our possibilities and capacity, we did everything we could to take care of several animals in distress. Kyambalo and three other grey crowned cranes found a permanent home here; free from the danger of being euthanised.


Ngaali
Date of birth
01-01-2020
Date of arrival
08-04-2021

Ngaali comes from an animal park that closed its doors in 2020 due to the measures taken during the corona crisis. Not because of bankruptcy, but because the park didn't make enough profit. During that period, many zoos worldwide went under and suddenly hundreds of animals had to be taken in. Also here in De Zonnegloed we had a hard time, but still, according to our possibilities and capacity, we did everything we could to take care of several animals in distress. Ngaali and three other grey crowned cranes found a permanent home here; free from the danger of being euthanised.


Kyala
Date of birth
01-01-2020
Date of arrival
08-04-2021

Kyala comes from an animal park that closed its doors in 2020 due to the measures taken during the corona crisis. Not because of bankruptcy, but because the park didn't make enough profit. During that period, many zoos worldwide went under and suddenly hundreds of animals had to be taken in. Also here in De Zonnegloed we had a hard time, but still, according to our possibilities and capacity, we did everything we could to take care of several animals in distress. Kyala and three other grey crowned cranes found a permanent home here; free from the danger of being euthanised.


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Features

Size:
1.00 - 1.10 m
Nutrition:
Zaden, insecten, kleine zoogdieren en reptielen.
Weight:
3 - 4 kg
Age:
20 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
28 - 35 dagen
Status:
Bedreigd
Family:
Environment:
West, Oost en Zuid Afrika.

Where does he feel most at home?

The grue royale likes savannas and humid areas, like marshes, in the southeast of Africa.

What's his favourite food?

They like frogs, lizards, seeds, grasses and fruit.

Fun fact

The grue royale is the only crane bird with an extra toe on the back of its legs. This makes them the only crane who can sit on tree branches.

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