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Class Birds
Order Gruiformes
Family Gruidae
Zoo section Mongolia
Diet Omnivorous
IUCN Status Least concern
Diet

Omnivorous, feeding especially on plants and supplementing its diet with insects, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals.

Lifespan

On average 27 years in captivity.

Reproduction

From 4 to 8 years old according to the individual. Mating and egg laying take place between April and May, the couple generally incubates 2 eggs for 27 to 29 days. The fledglings’ first flight takes place 55 to 65 days later.

Predators

Fox, dog, and birds of prey among others.

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