Whooping Crane

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Russel Clapper, staff for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, recalls losing a rare whooping crane to a gunshot wound in the early 1950s. The loss led to the start of daily patrols to census the highly endangered birds.

Date RecordedJune 20, 1998
InterviewerDavid Todd and Joan Walker
IntervieweeRussel Clapper
LocationAnahuac, Texas
Time Code00:24:38
SubjectWhooping Crane