Follow the Leader

McCormack, Fiona
December 2004
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;12/6/2004, Vol. 67 Issue 10, p6
Reports on the efforts of a group of scientists from an organization called Operation Migration to lead young whooping cranes on a journey south for the winter from Wisconsin to Florida. Number of whooping cranes; Migration route of the cranes.


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