Investigation Launched Into 'Senseless Killing' of Whooping Crane

The Wildlife Enforcement Division of Environment & Climate Change Canada and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects with relation to the senseless killing of a Whooping Crane.

It is alleged that in the evening hours of May 5th unknown culprit(s) attended on private property in the area of N Line and 10th Side Road on the north end of Barrie Island and shot a Whooping Crane. 

The Whooping Crane is a rare and endangered species.  This crane belonged to a small population of 100 raised and released cranes that are being monitored with telemetry bands. 

Any information leading to the identity of the persons or vehicles involved would be appreciated.

The images are provided by Terry Lands (Gore Bay birder/amateur photographer) and Nelson Jeffkins

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