Crane, Red-Crowned

Crane, Red-Crowned

Grus japonensis

Vital Statistics


5 feet


12 - 22 lbs


Crane feed, crickets, feline feed, mice and smelt


Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Breed in east Asia and northern Japan, but spend winters in Japan, China and the Korean Peninsula

At The Zoo

Marco Polo's Adventure Trek

Did You Know?

Cranes have specialized vocal adaptations highlighted by an extremely long trachea that coils within a hollow sternum. They produce a wide variety of calls ranging from low-pitched purrs to the loud unison calls involved in courtship and pair maintenance. The calls of male and female cranes differ in pitch.