Bringing up cranes

A batch of rare cranes has hatched at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.

The new arrivals are part of a breeding programme to introduce cranes onto the Somerset Levels. Some very unusual methods are used, as Tanya Mercer has been finding out:


First cranes in 400 years

A group of young cranes have started building nests at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire - the first time they've done so in 400 years.