Learn About Daphne

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: under 30yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: up to 20yrs
  • Wingspan: 3ft
  • Weight: 7.5-11lbs
  • Range in the Wild: North America, Eastern Siberia
  • Habitat in the Wild: freshwater marshes and mudflats
    • Diet in the Wild: small mammals, vegetation,┬áinsects, worms, fish, frogs
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: moistened dog kibble, fish, mealworms
    • Gender: Female
    • Birth: 1998
    • Arrival: July 1998

Daphne is also an orphan (like Niles) who became imprinted on humans after being raised in captivity. She laid three eggs in May 2012 – her first ever since coming to WLI!