Mysuncoast.com reports on the delay in the migration of seventeen whooping crane chicks on their way to Florida. Bad weather has temporarily grounded the birds in Tennessee
Only about 300 whooping cranes remain in the wild and they are protected by the Endangered Species Act. The 1250-mile trip began in Wisconsin and will end when the chicks reach the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Crystal River, Florida. The story also provides links to more information courtesy of Operation Migration and the Ocala Star Banner.