ALBANY, GA (WALB) – We now know how three endangered Whooping Cranes found dead in Calhoun County December 30th died.
Sources tell us the birds were shot. The owner of the property where the cranes were found said hunters discovered them.
The birds were released in Wisconsin in October as part of the Direct Autumn Release program.
There are only about 400 cranes left in North America.
U. S. Fish and Wildlife officials and Operation Migration are working on a reward for information that leads to the arrest of whoever killed the endangered birds.
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