White-Naped Crane

Scientific Name: Antigone vipio

Habitat: White-naped cranes are found in grassy marshes, wet sedge meadows and reedbeds of northern Mongolia, southern Siberia, Korea, Japan and central China.

Diet: White-naped cranes eat insects, seeds, roots, plants, and small mammals. 

Size: 4.3 feet high / 3.6 to 4.1 feet long

Weight: About 12 pounds

Lifespan: 5 years in the wild. Up to 45 years in human care. 

Conservation Status:


Our White-Naped Cranes:

Creamy (Male) – Born May 23rd, 1981 
*Creamy is one of the oldest cranes in human care*

Peaches (Female) – Born June 2nd, 2002

About White-Naped Cranes:

White Naped Cranes are native to northern Mongolia, southern Siberia, Korea, Japan, and central China. They are distinguishable from other cranes because they are the only species with pinkish legs and a dark gray and white striped neck (hence their name).

Did You Know?!

  • White naped cranes have a special dance! Mated pairs of cranes engage in unison calling, which is a complex and extended series of coordinated calls. The birds stand in a specific posture, usually with their heads thrown back and breaks skyward, during the display.