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Whooping cranes on display near Omaha

Posted at 12:42 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 16:19:46-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you're on the hunt to see Whooping cranes, many people will tell you to head out west along the Niobrara River in Nebraska. The trip can take hours. Now you can see them in person...and it will only take you about 30 minutes or so to get there.

The Henry Doorly Zoo says it has two new residents in the Eagle Aviary at the Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland...two whooping cranes. The pair is made up of a 5-year-old female and a 3-year-old male.

The zoo says they came from the Patuxuent Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.