Newborn White-Naped Crane Chick Introduced at Central Park Zoo

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    An adorable newborn chick is making its debut at the Central Park Zoo.

    The Wildlife Conservation Society says it is introducing its first successfully hatched white-naped crane at the zoo this week.

    It was born April 11 and is on exhibit with its parents. It is the second chick produced by the pair. The first was hatched in 2011 at the Bronx Zoo.

    White-naped cranes are a migratory species native to East Asia. It's estimated there are between 5,500 and 6,500 in the wild.

    The WCS breeds white-naped cranes and other species as part of its Species Survival Plan. They are classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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