In the seldom seen video below you will see the story of the wild whooping crane chick, Lucky, as the footage follows him from hatching to first flight. It is the stuff of goose-bumps and in the end, may move you to tears.
Marty Folk, Florida US Fish and Wildlife biologist, describes Lucky: "This 2002 chick was the first Whooping crane to fledge in the wild in the United States in 63 years (all others had fledged in Canada). Not only had Lucky become the first whooping crane to fledge in the wild in the US since 1939, he was the first whooping crane to fledge as a result of a reintroduction of this species. Landowners adjacent to the nest marsh named the chick "Lucky" largely due to the fact that there were many attempts by predators to catch the chick." You will see one of them in the video.
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