By Sara Sneath
Feb. 2015 at 11:09 p.m.
Necropsy results show the endangered bird may have been handled after death, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release.
The service is offering a $2,500 award and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is contributing an additional $1,000, bringing the total potential reward to $27,500.
Despite not knowing how the crane died, the nonprofit Friends of the Wild Whoopers is offering up to $10,000 to show it means business when it comes to the tallest flying bird in North America, said Chester McConnell, one of the organization’s founders.
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***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****
Friends of the Wild Whoopers is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.