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    Magnificent Whooping Crane

    MONTH -- May 2016, Celebrate the Whooping Crane, one of North America’s most endangered birds. Enjoy FUN FREE FAMILY activities.

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    Mimicking Whooper

    MONTH OF MAY ONLY – State of the art software lets you virtually interact with Whooping Cranes… to dance their dance… on display at NWVC

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There are free public events for the whole family throughout the year at Patuxent Research Refuge. Check out our Events Calendar to see what's going on at the refuge!

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2016
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