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Liberty Nature Center Takes In Rare Bird

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Liberty Nature Center helped rescue a rare bird Sunday night that was found at a Knox County farm. 

Frances Carter, the CEO of Liberty Nature Center said that there are only about 757 Whooping Cranes in the world and one ended up stuck on a fence at a Barbourville Farm.

"He has a large break in his wing that healed up and formed a calcium deposit, which allowed him not to be able to fly," said Carter. 

They've named the Whooping Crane Bryce. How he got there isn't clear since these birds are usually only in Canada and migrate to Texas in the winter. However it happened, he's lucky he ended up in Kentucky where the Liberty Nature Center could care for him.

The workers and volunteers are working hard to help him heal, and they're also mesmerized by Bryce. 

"And he's very tall. He's like five foot. He's almost as tall as I am so it's weird to have a bird looking you in the eye," Carter told LEX 18. 

Bryce will likely be set to a captive breeding program, so the Liberty Nature Center 

"This was probably a lifetime opportunity for us. We just, it's been so exciting to be able to work on something like this and to see something. I travel a lot and I've never seen one in the wild," said Carter.

To learn more about the Liberty Nature Center, click here

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