Taxonomic name: Anthropoides virgo
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Wild Range: Primarily found in the savanna, shrubland, and grassland regions of the Middle East, southcentral Asia, and a small portion of northern Africa.
Diet: Diet primarily consists of plant material (such as seeds of grasses), though they occasionally eat some worms, insects, and lizards.
Longevity: Unknown for wild, 27 years in human care.
Size: Length: 90 – 100 cm; Wingspan: 150 – 170 cm
Weight: 2 - 3 kg
The Demoiselle Crane was named by the French Queen Marie Antionette due to its delicate appearance.
The Zoo's Demoiselle Crane are located in the Open Range section in the Zoo.