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By the time ornithologist Robert Porter Allen was born on this day in 1905, the whooping crane was already in trouble.
Brulliard writes: [T]he whooping crane program's end is a profound shift at Patuxent, which does plenty of other research but none so central to its identity.
In 1941, there were a total of 16 living whooping cranes, and the species was almost wiped out.
Many others, such as the California condor, the grizzly bear and the whooping crane, have seen remarkable recovery progress.
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