The whooping cranes of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge are descendants of the 15 remaining birds found wintering at the Aransas Refuge in 1941.
Current and historic photos of whooping cranes.
Listen to a short recording of the calls of whooping cranes.
Watch a video about the whooping cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge produced by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
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The Matagorda Island Unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is part of long chain of barrier islands that extend down the Texas coastline. This rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.