Struggling whooping crane population loses three to gunfire

Only about 600 of the birds remain in North America, despite decades of work and millions spent to revive the endangered species.

North America’s tallest bird, with a population of about 600, has lost three adults to gunfire in recent months, which “senselessly” undercuts plans to breed a thriving population of the radiant white whooping crane, wildlife authorities say.
Nation – latimes.com