A fossil from the Miocene Epoch, some ten million years ago, was found to be structurally the same as the modern Sandhill Crane. The Sandhill Crane stands 3-4 ft tall and can have a wingspan of over 5 ft.
|SCIENTIFIC NAME||GRUS CANADENSIS
|WHERE IN THE WILD?||OPEN WETLANDS, FIELDS, PRAIRIES, MARSHLANDS, BASINS OF NORTH AMERICA
|WHAT'S ON THE MENU?||PLANTS, GRAINS, INVERTEBRATES, SMALL MAMMALS, AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES
|LIFE EXPECTANCY||MORE THAN 20 YEARS