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Audubon Dallas: Whooping Cranes, Saving a Texas Icon
November 14, 2019 , 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Presented by Ben Jones, Senior Director of Conservation and
Sprina Liu, Bird Curator
The Dallas Zoo
Whooping Cranes are North America’s tallest birds, and one of our most endangered. By the mid-90’s their population plummeted to a low of only 15 birds, due to habitat loss and over-hunting. Thanks to conservation efforts, over 500 birds persist in the wild today. The Texas Gulf Coast is the winter home to Cranes who return to the same nesting areas and mate for life.
Come join us and learn about the new Whooping Crane Center of Texas, a 5-acre breed-and-release conservation facility designed with help from Crane experts and staffed by the Dallas Zoo’s experienced bird department.
“The Theater in “THE POINT” at CC YOUNG
West Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas 75214
Main entrance is midway between Northwest Highway and Mockingbird Lane.
After entering the gate, go up the hill and take a left into the parking lot as directed on the street signage. THE POINT is in the building at the East end of the lot. Enter through the main entrance and go left to the Large auditorium Please sign in, partake in the refreshments, and enjoy our Program!
Meet and Greet – 6:30
Audubon Dallas Chapter news – 7:00
Presentation – 7:15