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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.

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First cranes in 400 years nest at Slimbridge: full report

A group of young cranes have started building nests in our region - the first time they've done so in 400 years.

They were hatched and reared by people dressed as adult birds. They taught the birds skills to survive in the wild at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, then they were moved to a temporary enclosure on the Somerset Levels.

Now some of them have flown back to Slimbridge, from where Ken Goodwin reports:

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