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Craniacs Of All Ages!

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I recently asked a friend if he would consider allowing his young son to be a product tester for the new “Waders” puzzle. The project was met with enthusiasm and the young fellow needed little encouragement to take on the challenge of completing the 54-piece puzzle.

He was very proud to accomplish the puzzle by himself. Halfway through completing it, he decided he needed some additional support, so he went to find his crane family. He sports a fine collection of our plush cranes, including a chick! Apparently, the father crane died, he explained, which is why there were only two birds. The remaining adult Whooping Crane was quickly discarded, but the crane chick joined him at the kitchen table to complete the puzzle. At the end of putting the puzzle together he announced, “Dad, Look! A crane, a box a puzzle. Pretty cool." This little guy is on to something big!

The new "Waders " puzzle is packaged in a beautiful tin, which depicts the puzzle within. It is an International Crane Foundation exclusive addition to our ever-growing product line. The chick plush, of course, is a must-have for all Craniacs and goes hand in hand with the accomplishment of the puzzle!

Enjoy Being A Craniac!

Have you ever wondered, “Do I fit the definition of a Craniac?” The International Crane Foundation’s own Betsy Didrickson, Information Services Manager, created the perfect definition, as follows: Cra ni ac/ krane,ak/noun1. An obsessive enthusiast of various large wading birds of the family Gruidae2.A human being belonging to a non-profit group: “a member of the International Crane Foundation [...]

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I Give A Whoop!

What exactly is a “Craniac” and why should they Keep Calm and Crane On?Recently Crane Research Coordinator Anne Lacey assisted the US Fish & Wildlife Department, with the assistance of the Florida Wildlife & Conservation Committee with the relocation of a population of non-migratory Whooping Cranes to join another population of non-migratory Whooping Cranes located in Louisiana. The birds had [...]

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Keep Calm And Crane On!

Since taking over the management of the International Crane Foundation’s Gift Shop 2 ½ years ago, I had my eye set on creating a world marketplace shopping experience for our guests. The Gift Shop, located in the Cudahy Visitor’s Center on our campus in Baraboo, Wisconsin, soon became a destination shopping experience for visitors from near and far.My goal [...]

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