Initial training of cranes for an airship migration

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We describe the first year of our efforts to train cranes to accept the unnatural stimuli associated with being transported south in cages suspended beneath an airship. All 4 experimental cranes readily acclimated to entering a suspended cage and were trained to accept being jostled while in the cage, even when the cage was transported in the back of a pickup truck. With minor changes, the training protocol is ready for use in an actual airship migration.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Initial training of cranes for an airship migration
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher North American Crane Working Group
Publisher location Baraboo, Wisconsin
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description xi, 257
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the Ninth North American Crane Workshop: 17-20 January 2003, Sacramento, California
First page 193
Last page 196