Putin's Crane is Found After Losing its Way
- The Associated Press
- Oct. 21 2013 00:00
- Last edited 19:04
One of the Siberian cranes that President Vladimir Putin helped teach to fly south last year lost its flock, but has been found and brought to Moscow.
In September 2012, Putin flew on a motorized hang glider as part of a project to teach the endangered birds, raised in captivity, to later follow the aircraft on their migration to Central Asia.
One of the cranes was recently spotted in the Tyumen region and identified by a tag on its right leg as belonging to "Putin's flock."
The white bird, called Raven, will spend the winter in a wildlife reserve.