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Whooping Crane Update (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Allen Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-08-31

Duration: 00:05:20

Subjects: Nature | Whooping crane | Endangered Species | BIRDS | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Narrator
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Producer
  • Zimorski, Sara Interviewee


This segment from the August 31, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rex Q. Fortenberry’s update on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) whooping crane reintroduction project. He interviews Sara Zimorski, LDWF biologist, as she checks on a whooping crane chick on private land in Allen Parish. She discusses: the five whooping crane chicks that hatched and fledged in southwest Louisiana; the status of the reintroduction project; and the importance of private landowners to the project. Host: Andre Moreau