Only 600 whooping cranes left in North America, and 3 were just shot!

The endangered whooping crane population currently stands at only about 600 in all of North America — and shootings are cutting into that number.

In the past few months, three of the continent’s tallest birds, at some five feet, have been killed: Two were apparently killed in November in Kentucky, and one was found shot dead in southwestern Louisiana on Friday.

The identities of the birds make a “senseless act” all the more “devastating,” says Robert Love of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries….

Read the full article, from Fox News.

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