Demoiselle Crane

Taxonomic name: Anthropoides virgo

Type: Bird

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.