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:
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