Friday, August 18, 2017

Yekaterinburg Zoo announces first successful crane offspring

On Wednesday, the Yekaterinburg Zoo announced the first-ever crane chick hatched at the city zoo.

The gray-crowned crane chick, which hatched at the beginning of the month, was artificially developed in an incubator using genetic material from two of the zoo's cranes, Fantik and Romashka, meaning Daisy, RIA Novosti reports.

"The first time the [chick] demanded attention, [it] tried to run over officers, he turns on a radio, or will start to actively call, uttering loud sounds," the zoo said of the chick, according to RIA Novosti.

Daisy and Fantik were acquired by the zoo in 2001 and are one of the zoo's most popular exhibits.