The Saga of 16-11, a Star-Crossed Whooping Crane Now in Mating Rehab
November 10, 2016 — This fall, an endangered Whooping Crane that produced a hybrid chick with a Sandhill Crane had to be removed from the wild. This is his story.
John R. Platt covers wildlife and endangered species for Scientific American, TakePart, Vice, and other publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon, which of course means he has backyard chickens.