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DNR Officers Looking For Person Responsible For Killing Whooping Crane
Updated January 5, 2017 6:55 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(GREENE CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers were alerted Tuesday after a member of the International Crane Foundation found an endangered Whooping Crane that had been killed a few miles south of Lyons in Greene County.

According to a DNR Facebook post, evidence suggests the bird was shot over the weekend. Another crane was killed in the same area a few years ago, it is still unclear whether the cases may be related.

Whooping Cranes were classified endanger in 1967. The nearly 5-foot tall birds closely monitored by biologists with both banding and radio transmitters.

If anyone has any information about the poaching, contact Indiana Conservation Dispatch at (812) 837-9536.



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