Red-crowned cranes reappear in Mekong Delta

After a year of absence, over 30 red-crowned cranes have returned to Phu My Biosphere Reserve and Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta.

Phu My Biosphere Reserve in Kien Giang Province on Saturday confirmed the 30 cranes had been here for half a month. This year, however, they have not gathered among the grey sedge but instead found a quiet corner within the reserve. In the afternoon, the cranes typically flock to Anlung Pring, Cambodia to rest.

About 150 kilometers away, a family of three cranes was spotted in Tram Chim National Park of Dong Thap Province on Friday afternoon.

“This crane family has been returning here over three consecutive years, from 2017 to 2019, but in 2020 they didn’t come back,” said Le Thanh Cu, vice director of Tram Chim National Park.

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