The function of the "wattles" in the wattled crane is not known. However, the size of the wattles increases during aggression and decreases when the bird is afraid or submissive.
This is the largest and most water-dependant of the African cranes. It is vulnerable to habitat degredation from agriculture and damming of waterways.
Aquatic vegetation, tubers, rhizomes, seeds, small reptiles, frogs and insects
Southern Africa & Ethiopia
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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