- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A newborn chick is making its debut at the Central Park Zoo in New York.

The Wildlife Conservation Society says it is the first white-naped crane chick to successfully hatch at the zoo.

It was born April 11 and is on exhibit with its parents. It is the second chick produced by the pair. The first was hatched in 2011 at the Bronx Zoo.

White-naped cranes are a migratory species native to East Asia. It’s estimated there are between 5,500 and 6,500 in the wild.

The WCS breeds white-naped cranes and other species as part of its Species Survival Plan. They are classified as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


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