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Government workers care for whooping cranes

By Ed O'Keefe

(Video by Mark Abramson/Post)

The Whooping Crane is the tallest bird in North America, and an endangered species.

Nine specialists with the U.S. Geological Survey and an army of interns and volunteers at the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel care for young Cranes for about the first month and a half of their lives, preparing them for their eventual migration South.

The Federal Eye last week visited the USGS team for a tour of the facility. Watch above as the specialists, interns and volunteers teach young chicks how to eat, how to swim and the early stages of how to fly.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | June 8, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
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Geologists.... caring for birds..... at taxpayer expense...... awesome.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Please tell me that is not waste. All of these little things here and there adding up to annual budget deficit. We will be join in Greece debts party club very soon.

Posted by: drkly | June 8, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

In response to the first two comments:
Out of all of the things that our tax money goes towards, are you honestly this upset about the meager percentage that is spent on conserving our environment? I applaud these people for putting in so much effort into conserving these endangered species. For anyone to honestly be upset that this is being done is simply a reminder of how ignorant people still are towards the values of nature.

Posted by: lvntr90 | June 8, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

lvntr90, you failed to respond to my comment. Please try again.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 9, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

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